Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Australians

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Policy

Prioritise and improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.(1)

Policy Methods (Federal & State)

To help achieve this Sustainable Australia Party will:

  • Acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work
  • Negotiate treaties with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to bring about mutual recognition and reconciliation
  • Support a stronger and equal voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in our democracy
  • Properly resource, benchmark and report on national 'Closing the Gap' targets, relating to life expectancy, infant mortality, early childhood development, education and employment
  • Support more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian-led solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of their communities
  • Provide employment for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians seeking work via the environmental job guarantee, which among other things will facilitate an ongoing relationship with the land and natural environment (also see Job Guarantee policy)
  • Properly research, protect and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture

"Two rock shelters, recognised as one of Australia's oldest known Aboriginal heritage sites — with evidence of human occupation from over 46,000 years ago — were destroyed last weekend." Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Footnotes:

  1. "Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people do not like to be referred to as ‘Indigenous’ as the term is considered too generic. It’s best to find out what individuals prefer to be called, rather than making assumptions."

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