This paper discusses how an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice can lead to more effective Australian Government investment for First Nations communities.

An independent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice, with the power to make representations to the Australian Parliament and the Executive Government, would be a robust external mechanism by which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities could assess the Australian Government’s adherence to the Priority Reforms, as well as how investment is allocated and used – not only improving our people’s wellbeing but also the Australian Government’s return on investment.

Author Lowitja Institute
Type Position papers
Year 2023
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