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Culture and Capability

Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, history and culture is about respect for all Australians.

Supporting culture and making sure Indigenous organisations are capable of delivering quality services to their communities will achieve real results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

To make this happen, government and communities need to work together to:

  • Generate support for a referendum on constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Deliver more cultural projects and activities
  • Make sure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations are run well
  • Encourage more organisations to register under the Corporations (Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Act) 2006.

Strengthening leadership and culture is critical to ensuring sustainability of Indigenous organisations and communities for future generations.

Recent stories

At top left are concentric circles beginning on the outside with dots and lines inside leading to a yellow centre. At top right is a yellow hourglass like figure on red background with the word ‘asean’ underneath. Underneath are the words ASEAN-AUSTRALIA
13 Mar 2018

Design company Dreamtime Creative designed the logo for the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit, a challenge due to the many Asian cultures and languages present at the summit.

Female Indigenous elder with ceremonial painting on her body by Wayne Quilliam.
8 Mar 2018

Digital storyteller, Wayne Quilliam’s photographic exhibition showcases the achievements, experiences and challenges faced by Australian Indigenous women.

Six photos in a montage. Starting top left: 2 women with traditional face paint, woman in dark jacket wearing glasses, woman and man standing on street holding Aboriginal flag behind them, group of women in graduation gowns and holding certificates
6 Mar 2018

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, is showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are ‘pressing for progress’ in their own lives and in the lives of those in their communities.