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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain images of deceased people.

This website is designed to connect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with Australian Government policies and programmes and raise awareness about the initiatives that affect you most. The site shares stories from individuals, communities and organisations across Australia, telling real stories about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the challenges and opportunities facing them, and the successes and achievements being demonstrated every day.

Indigenous Advancement Strategy

The Australian Government is committed to achieving better results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in three priority areas - getting children to school, adults into work and building safe communities.

To make this happen, the Government is transforming the way Indigenous programmes are delivered through the implementation of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy.

The Indigenous Advancement Strategy consolidates the many different Indigenous policies and programmes that were delivered by Government into five overarching programmes, making it easier for organisations delivering local services. The new programme streams are:

  • Jobs, Land and Economy
  • Children and Schooling
  • Safety and Wellbeing
  • Culture and Capability
  • Remote Australia Strategies

The Indigenous Advancement Strategy is changing the way Australian Government funding is delivered to ensure it is more flexible and better designed to meet the aspirations and priorities of individual communities. Together, we can achieve real and lasting results to close the gap on disadvantage and ensure all Australians have the same opportunities in life.

This website has been developed to share information, news, stories and events that are of interest to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians or people working in Indigenous affairs. The five programme streams of the Australian Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy have been used to shape the navigation of the site, reflecting the key areas of focus for Indigenous affairs.

Find out more

To find out more about the Indigenous Advancement Strategy, visit the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s website.

You can also talk to your local Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet contact on 1800 079 098 (if you are in Nhulunbuy phone 1800 089 148).