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  • National Congress raises concerns, but wants to fix the relationship

    Jul 19, 2016

    The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples has received the news of the reappointment of the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Nigel Scullion with a degree of concern, but we stand ready to work with anyone who wishes to advance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. National Congress, Co-Chair Rod Little said, “We would hope … Continue reading



  • Celebrate NAIDOC week by remembering our Culture

    Jul 04, 2016

    National Congress of Australia’s First People’s would like to wish all of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members and friends a happy and successful NAIDOC week. NAIDOC started as a day of mourning in 1938 and then in 1991 it became a week of celebrations. Co-Chairs Mr Rod Little and Dr Jackie Huggins will … Continue reading



  • Election 2016: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders unite

    Jun 27, 2016

    National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership organisations met today to map out the first steps towards a new relationship between Australia’s First Peoples and the Federal Government. Dr Jackie Huggins, Co-chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples says, “Regardless of who forms government after 2 July, we see the next Parliament as … Continue reading



  • Election 2016: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders unite

    Jun 24, 2016

    National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership organisations will gather together today to map out the first steps towards a new relationship between Australia’s First Peoples and the Federal Government. Dr Jackie Huggins, Co-chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples says, “Regardless of who forms government after 2 July, we see the next … Continue reading



  • Close the Gap 2016 Federal Election

    Jun 23, 2016

    Read the Close the Gap 2016 Federal Election position paper here The Close the Gap Campaign is a coalition of peak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous health bodies committed to achieving health equality. The Campaign’s goal is to close the health and life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and … Continue reading



  • Election 2016:

    Jun 09, 2016

    National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders unite Launch of the Redfern Statement 2016   The Redfern Statement at a glance The Statement calls on the next Federal Government to: •   Restore the $534m cut from the Indigenous Affairs Portfolio by the 2014 Budget. •   Commit to better and ongoing engagement with Aboriginal … Continue reading



  • The Redfern Statement

    Jun 09, 2016

    Download a copy of the Redfern Statement here Sign the petition to support the Redfern Statement here   An urgent call for a more just approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs “Social justice is what faces you in the morning. It is awakening in a house with adequate water supply, cooking facilities and … Continue reading



  • What Australia’s First Peoples want and need from Government

    Jun 01, 2016

    Over 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from across the country gathered at Parliament House in Darwin today, to discuss some of the key issues of concern that are impacting on our people in this current climate. Geoff Clark and Jackie Huggins were nominated as Co-Chairs of the meeting and were elected to represent … Continue reading



  • The Pain Continues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

    May 04, 2016

    For Indigenous Australia the 2016 Budget has delivered more of the same. There are no surprises, the policy thinking, the budgetary levers and programs remain intact. Co-Chair Mr Rod Little, “Once again the federal government has snubbed the national representative body for Australia’s first peoples and has not provided us with any financial assistance so … Continue reading



  • Co-Chairs meet with the PM

    Apr 26, 2016

    22 April 2016 Co-Chairs of National Congress Mr Rod Little and Dr Jackie Huggins today met with the Prime Minister, Malcom Turnbull in his Sydney office. Co-Chair Mr Little said, “We have provided the Prime Minister with a real opportunity to build a strong relationship with the National Congress of Australia’s First People. “ During … Continue reading