Submissions

AIATSIS Submission - Inquiry into the Opportunities and Challenges of Engagement with Traditional Owners in the Economic Development of Northern Australia

Oct, 2019

In this submission AIATSIS provides the following key recommendations: Retaining connection to country is critical to the identity and cultural continuity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies and as a consequence, for the wellbeing...

AIATSIS Submission - Wiyi Yani U Thangani

AIATSIS Submission - Wiyi Yani U Thangani

May, 2019

AIATSIS welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission to the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Voices) Project.

AIATSIS Submission - Protection of Indigenous Knowledge in the Intellectual Property System

Apr, 2019

In this submission AIATSIS largely welcomes the suite of proposals outlined in the consultation paper. In addition AIATSIS provides a detailed a number of issues to be considered in relation to the proposals: Support for legislative reform,...

An office for advocacy and accountability in Aboriginal affairs in Western Australia

Oct, 2018

In this submission, AIATSIS supports the establishment of an independent office for advocacy and accountability in Aboriginal affairs in Western Australia. AIATSIS submits that such an independent authority will provide a necessary and independent...

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AIATSIS Submission to Senate Inquiry into Australia's faunal extinction crisis

Sep, 2018

In this submission, AIATSIS supports the inquiry into faunal extinction that includes consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholder groups. AIATSIS supports the resourcing of Aboriginal political communities who know the...

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Inquiry into Canberra's National Institutions

May, 2018

AIATSIS submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the National Capital and External Territories inquiry into Canberra’s National Institutions.

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AIATSIS Submission to the Closing the Gap Refresh Public Discussion Paper

Apr, 2018

The following submission is in response to the Closing the Gap Refresh Public Discussion Paper. In this submission, AIATSIS supports the adoption of a strengths-based approach to the refresh of the COAG Closing the Gap framework. The submission...

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Reforms to the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Options Paper

Feb, 2018

The following submission is in response to the proposed technical amendments to the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (NTA). In this submission, AIATSIS welcomes changes that further the rights of native title claimants, holders and corporations in the...

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Inauthentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 'style' art and craft products inquiry

Dec, 2017

AIATSIS submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs’ inquiry into the growing presence of inauthentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ‘style’ art and craft products and merchandise for sale across...

AIATSIS response to Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) Technical Review of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act) 2006

Oct, 2017

The following submission was made as part of the technical review of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act) 2006 (Cth) (CATSI Act). In the submission we have supported further investigation of a dedicated chapter in the CATSI...

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Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017 [Provisions]

Mar, 2017

In this submission, the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) recommended that the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreement) Bill 2017 be passed as is, or with minor amendments outlined in the...

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AIATSIS Submission – Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) Support Strategy

Dec, 2016

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) recommends that the Commonwealth recognise the changing roles of Native Title Representative Bodies and Service Providers (NTRB/SP) and the infrastructure and...

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Submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into regulation of the marine fisheries and aquaculture sectors

Oct, 2016

The Productivity Commission’s inquiry into regulation of the Australian marine fisheries and aquaculture sectors sought to identify opportunities to improve fisheries regulations without compromising fishery policy and environmental objectives. The...

Submission to Australian Law Reform Commission Review of the Native Title Act Discussion Paper 82 (DP82) Feb 2015

Feb, 2015

In this Submission, AIATSIS responds to the questions and proposals in the Australian Law Reform Commission's (ALRC) Discussion Paper 82.  The Discussion Paper forms part of the ALRC’s processes, building toward a final report of its...

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Submission to Australian Law Reform Commission Review of the Native Title Act Discussion Paper 82 (DP82)

Feb, 2015

In this Submission, AIATSIS responds to the questions and proposals in the Australian Law Reform Commission's (ALRC) Discussion Paper 82.  The Discussion Paper forms part of the ALRC’s processes, building toward a final report of its...

Submission to Australian Law Reform Commission Review of the Native Title Act

Jul, 2014

AIATSIS' response to the Australian Law Reform Commission's (ALRC) review into the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) seeks to promote a principled approach to reform. We have sought to highlight the primary underlying...

Submission to the Australian Heritage Strategy

Jun, 2014

The AIATSIS submission to the draft Australian Heritage Strategy  provides informed comment on the priorities, commitments and proposed actions identified in the Draft Australian Heritage Strategy (April 2014) proposes a number of...

Inquiry into the Development of Northern Australia

Mar, 2014

The AIATSIS submission to the Joint Select committee on Northern Australia in its Inquiry to the Development of Northern Australia addresses all issues raised in the terms of reference to consider policies for developing the...

Inquiry into the Queensland Regional Planning Interests Bill 2013

Jan, 2014

The AIATSIS submission to the State Development, Infrastructure and Industry Committee in its inquiry into the Regional Planning Interests Bill 2013 (the Bill) notes that the Bill proposes to strengthen the ability of Queensland regional plans to...

AIATSIS submission to the Native Title Organisations Review

Jul, 2013

This submission addresses a number of the issues raised in the Discussion Paper released by Deloitte Access Economics in June 2013 as part of the Review of the roles and functions of native title organisations (NTOs). The organisations under review...

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