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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.

For specific advice about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture, personal ancestry or proof of Aboriginality, contact the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

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