Indigenous Governance Factsheet

Understanding Governance Governance gives a nation, group, community or organisation the ways and means to achieve the things that matter to them. Indigenous governance holds culture at the heart of these ways and means. Rebuilding your governance is self-determination in action. It is also a powerful predictor of success in economic and community development. The […]


Supporting Future Leaders In response to rapid Indigenous population growth – expected to reach 130,000 in SEQ by 2031 – IUIH is exploring transformative models which have the potential to double its existing client population. The development of a workforce for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health delivery is a key priority of IUIH. IUIH’s […]

Indigenous Governance Factsheet 6

Nation Building and Development   A nation refers to a group or community of people who share a common language, culture, ethnicity, descent or history. Nation rebuilding is about how Indigenous peoples can pull together and implement the tools –rules, processes, checks, balances, structures of governance—they need to build the futures that they want.   […]

Stories of Success – Alekarenge Community Development Working Group

Facilitating Collaboration The aspect most valued by Working Group members and community residents is that it is a collaborative effort with everyone working together as a team to achieve positive, tangible outcomes. The Working Group actively facilitate collaboration through representation and communication strategies. There are four different language groups that most people in Alekarenge come […]

Indigenous Governance Factsheet 5

Effective leadership is critical for achieving better social, economic and cultural outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Strong governance and strong leadership are directly linked. While governance is about more than just leadership, without visionary and accountable leaders your governance can quickly become ineffective. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership is exercised according […]

IGA Stories of Success – Apmer Akely-akely

Governance Designed for the Local Context with Apmer Akely-akely Exceptional Governance: Stories of Success from the 2018 Indigenous Governance Awards explores how Apmer Akely-akely used a consultation process to design their governance to suit the local context. The work of Apmer Akely-akely was recognised in the 2018 Indigenous Governance Awards with their selection as a […]

Governing the Organisation Factsheet

Today, there are thousands of incorporated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations across the country. Over the last 30 years, the duties and responsibilities of the governing bodies of these organisations have changed and grown more complex.   Take a look at the Governing the Organisation Factsheet for insights into practices of effective governing bodies. […]

IGA Application Extended

Deadline Extended Applications now close Friday 9 April 2021  It’s not too late to get your application in! We want to hear your stories of how you are contributing to your communities, and the nation, by putting culture at the heart of your governance. Since 2005, the IGA winners have shown that so much is […]

2021 RAP Conference: Meaningful Partnerships

During the 2021 RAP conference, our very own Rosemary Smith (Manager of Policy & Indigenous Governance) participated in a webinar about Meaningful partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses. She spoke alongside Charlie Jewkes, Director of Transport at WSP and Russell Reid, National RAP Lead at WSP as well as a surprise appearance from […]

International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.  Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) is […]