National Indigenous Australians Agency launches

National Indigenous Australians Agency launches

Indigenous Affairs
Monday, 01 July 2019

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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From 1 July 2019 the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) has taken over responsibility for Indigenous affairs policy, which has formed an important part of PM&C since 2013.

In this time, PM&C and the Indigenous Affairs Group (IAG) have achieved a significant amount together, including the creation of the Closing the Gap Partnership Agreement committing Commonwealth, state and territory governments to the next ten years of Closing the Gap, the Indigenous Procurement Policy and the Ministerial Forum on Northern Development – Indigenous Reference Group.

The work of PM&C has been greatly enriched through working side by side with IAG colleagues in Canberra and across the Australia-wide Regional Network. Our policy makers have greater insight into the lives, strengths and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia. PM&C is committed to continuing this strong partnership with the NIAA, to ensure that the views and aspirations of Indigenous Australians are included in broader policy considerations.

PM&C in 2019 is also a more culturally competent organisation than it was in 2013 when IAG was established. This work will continue through the Reconciliation Action Plan adopted by PM&C in 2018.

For the time being there will be no changes to media arrangements for Indigenous affairs, with all NIAA media enquiries to be directed to media@pmc.gov.au.

Visit the Agency's new website.