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Australia's Eighth Report on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women August 2010- July 2014
Office for Women
15th December 2016
The Australian Government is committed to creating an inclusive society where women and men have equal access to opportunities and resources and can thereby participate and contribute equally to the economic and social wellbeing of Australia.
Regulator Performance Framework - Reviewing Performance
13th December 2016
A key purpose of the Regulator Performance Framework is to increase the transparency and accountability of Commonwealth regulators. The primary mechanism to achieve this is the review and reporting mechanism outlined in the Framework. A tiered review process has been adopted to tailor the assessment and monitoring of regulator performance against the Framework to the risk, size and operating environment of individual regulators.
Reporting Back 2014-15
12th December 2016
Indigenous rangers play a vital role in managing Australia’s land and sea country. Since the ranger programme commenced under the Howard Government in 2007, rangers have been instrumental in protecting and conserving Australia’s natural and cultural assets. The Government's investment in rangers also provides strong social benefits through employment and economic opportunity for Indigenous people in remote communities.
Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) - Commonly asked questions
2nd December 2016
A list of questions and answers relating to the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS).
France Well Land Claim No 64
2nd December 2016
This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Aboriginal Land Commissioner following an inquiry into the Frances Well Land Claim (Application No. 64), a traditional land claim application submitted by the Central Land Council under section 50(1)(a) of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 on 4 November 1981. The report was provided to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and the Administrator of the Northern Territory on 16 June 2016. Through a protracted land...
Communique - 25 November 2016
30th November 2016
The Referendum Council met at Parliament House, Canberra, today to progress steps towards a national referendum on constitutional recognition.
Messaging: encouraging nominations for the Order of Australia.
29th November 2016
If you would like to encourage nominations to the Order of Australia awards in your network or organisation, feel free to use some of the following points to get the message out in emails.
Flag Retirement Protocol: Consultation Paper
28th November 2016
The Government is interested in community views on changes to flag protocols to include guidance on conducting a retirement ceremony for used Australian National Flags.
Solutions that work - What the evidence and our people tell us
10th November 2016
This Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP) report summarises the evidence-base for what works in Indigenous community-led suicide prevention and presents tools to support Indigenous suicide prevention activity. The Project was funded by the Commonwealth Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and completed by the University of Western Australia, School of Indigenous Studies. More information about the project is available at www....
PBC Support Strategy - Consultation Paper
2nd November 2016
The Department is developing a Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBC) Support Strategy to ensure that native title corporations are supported in an effective way. The Department has prepared a consultation paper and is seeking feedback by email or mail by 2 December 2016. PBCs, governments, NTRBs-SPs and a range of stakeholders need to work together to build a strong and effective PBC sector. The Government is asking PBCs and all stakeholders for their views on how government can better...