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Indigenous Procurement Strategy
19th January 2018
The Australian Government’s Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) stimulates Indigenous entrepreneurship and business development, providing Indigenous Australians with more opportunities to participate in the economy and access government procurement contracts. The policy has three key components: an Australian Government target for purchasing from Indigenous enterprises; a mandatory set-aside to direct some Australian Government contracts to Indigenous enterprises; and a minimum...
Study Away Review
22nd December 2017
The Study Away Review examines the issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students who study away from home – in the 2015 calendar year there were more than 5,700 such students. The level of investment in Indigenous education is at record levels. It is important we use and manage this investment to maximise the benefits for Indigenous students. This report outlines a number of areas where we need greater cooperation between governments, services and schools to...
Stronger Communities for Children Evaluation Report
21st December 2017
This evaluation examines the progress of the Stronger Communities for Children (SCfC) program and tests the underlying assumptions about design and delivery of SCfC by comparing expectations set out in program theories with evidence and observations about progress to date.
Administrative Arrangements Order – amendment made 20 December 2017
20th December 2017
Amendments to the Administrative Arrangements Order The full Administrative Arrangements Order on 1 September 2016 is available. Other amendments to the Administrative Arrangements Order were made on 27 October 2016, 13 April 2017 and 30 November 2017.
Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report 2016-17
Office for Women
18th December 2017
The Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report is prepared annually by the Australian Government Office for Women, and reports on the Government’s performance against its gender diversity target.
Protocol on Indigenous Language Interpreting for Commonwealth Government Agencies
15th December 2017
The Protocol on Indigenous Interpreters for Commonwealth Government agencies (the Protocol) provides guidance to all agencies and their contracted service providers on policies and processes that are needed to promote engagement of Indigenous interpreters in policy and program development, engagement, consultation and service delivery.
Discussion paper: Remote employment and participation
14th December 2017
The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s discussion paper on possible new employment and participation models for remote Australia was released on 14 December 2017. The paper has been released to continue the discussion on what a new model could look like. This paper outlines three potential remote employment and participation model options: a new wage-based model, the CDP Reform Bill from 2015 and an improved version of current Community Development Programme (CDP). Submissions to the...
Religious Freedom Review Terms of Reference
14th December 2017
Expert Panel to examine religious freedom protection in Australia Terms of Reference (ToR).
Terms of Reference - Review of Detriment - Aboriginal land claims recommended for grant but not yet finalised
12th December 2017
There are 16 longstanding land claims recommended for grant but not yet finalised, and not currently subject to settlement negotiations, dating from 1981 to 2004. Ordinarily the Commissioner would not have a function to perform in respect of claims already recommended for grant. On 6 July 2017 the Minister requested the advice of the Commissioner under s 50(1)(d) of the Land Rights Act in relation to the status of detriment issues associated with these claims.
Australia National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012-2018
Office for Women
7th December 2017
The National Action Plan has been extended to mid-2019. The National Action Plan sets out what Australia will do, at home and overseas, to integrate a gender perspective into its peace and security efforts, to protect women and girls’ human rights, and promote their participation in conflict prevention, management and resolution. It also commits the Government to report every two years to the Australian Federal Parliament on the progress of this work.