Listed below are a number of websites that may be a useful starting point to assist in developing an Indigenous Engagement Strategy.
Proponents developing an Indigenous Engagement Strategy (IES) can access the NAIF IES Guideline.opens PDF file
Native Title and Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUA’s)
Native title is the recognition by Australian law of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s traditional rights and interests in land and waters held under traditional law and custom.
View general information Native Title in Northern Australia
The National Native Title Tribunal has information to assist various parties with native title applications and Indigenous land use agreements (ILUAs).
View contact details and office locations
An ILUA is a voluntary agreement between a native title group and others about the use of land and waters.
Fact sheets and information about Indigenous Land Use Agreements are available here.
Engagement with Indigenous Australians – Guides and Publications
Department of Environment – Engage Earlyopens PDF file .
Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Partnerships – Protocols for Consultation
Austrade – Engagement in Northern Territory, Queensland , Western Australia
Austrade – Engaging with Traditional Owners
Austrade – Useful terms and definitions
United Nations – Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet – Culture and Capability
Reconciliation Australia – Share our Pride
SBS – Cultural Competence Program
Commonwealth Indigenous Procurement Policy opens PDF file
Industry Capability Network (ICN) is a business network that introduces Australian and New Zealand companies to projects large and small. ICN is an independent organisation financially supported by Australian, New Zealand, state and territory governments.
Supply Nation connects their membership of Australia’s leading brands and government with Indigenous businesses across the country.
NT Indigenous Business Network – is a group of Indigenous businesses working together to create more opportunity and a greater potential for Indigenous business in the Northern Territory.
Aboriginal Business Directory – This directory provides Aboriginal businesses in Western Australia with an opportunity to promote their products and services to potential buyers from government and private organisations.
Black Business Finder is a resource for major project owners to source Indigenous businesses to get involved in providing goods and services for major projects throughout Queensland.
Employment and Participation
Commonwealth Remote Employment – The Community Development Program
Northern Territory – Indigenous Participation on Construction Projects
Queensland – Government Building and Construction Training Policy
Reconciliation Action Plans
The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program provides a framework for organisations to support the national reconciliation movement.
The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has Commonwealth (PMC) responsibility for Indigenous Affairs. The PMC website and has a number of resources in relation to engagement, employment, procurement
Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet – Indigenous Affairs Regional Network
Commonwealth Indigenous Procurement Policy
Department of Energy and Environment – Indigenous Protected Areas
State and Territory Resources
The following links are to the State and Territory departments responsible for Indigenous matters.
Northern Territory Government – Office of Aboriginal Affairs
Department of Planning, Land and Heritage, Cultural Heritage
Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Cultural Heritage