ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS

Policy
Improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.(1)

Policy Methods (Federal & State)
To help achieve this Sustainable Australia Party will:

  • Properly resource, benchmark and report on its national 'Closing the Gap' targets, relating to life expectancy, infant mortality, early childhood development, education and employment.
  • Provide greater employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including those that facilitate an ongoing relationship with the land and natural environment.(2)
  • More rigorously protect and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture.

Footnotes:

  1. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn, and work.
  2. Examples would be via more prominent resourcing of an enhanced national 'sustainability army' (see ENVIRONMENT policy) and job guarantee programs in conservation land management (see JOBS & ECONOMY).