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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

Group of Aboriginal women and children dressed in colourful clothing stand in front of a grey and blue building on a path with grass in the foreground.
20 Oct 2017

Women from Wujal Wujal Women’s Group drove north to the Starcke Homestead for 3 days of yarning, fishing and lots of laughter. However, things didn’t go entirely to plan!

An Aboriginal man in a suit standing in front of a large outdoor metal sculpture.
4 Oct 2017

Dharug artist Adam King uses metal in his sculpting to produce unique artwork showcasing his culture. He also sees the opportunity to create jobs for local Aboriginal people.

Four adults stand in a row: woman in yellow top, woman in white and black dress, man in tuxedo and woman in black top and black and white mottled skirt. All wear glasses and stand in front of a two toned wall.
21 Sep 2017

The winners of the Chief Executive Women Indigenous scholarship will travel to Singapore to participate in the Leading for Results program at INSEAD, a prestigious business school.