NILSS Community Consultation Report and Strategy Outline have been released
Thank you for your involvement in the ILSC’s largest ever effort to listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s aspirations for Country. Your invaluable contributions will help shape the National Indigenous Land and Sea Strategy (NILSS) and the ILSC’s strategic direction for the next 5 years.
The community consultation report has now been released and we are excited to share what we heard across the country.
To view the report – click here!
The report shines a light on the key themes identified from the community consultation, which cover aspirations related to returning Country, managing Country and sector leadership, and the desired role of the ILSC.
We are also pleased to release the NILSS outline for comment. The outline offers a glimpse into the future of the ILSC by sharing early insights into the upcoming NILSS. You will be able to have your say on the NILSS outline until Friday 24 February 2023.
You can read the strategy outline here.
Please send your comments on the strategy outline to NILSS@ilsc.gov.au.
We are now preparing the new NILSS for release in 2023.
Further regional consultation will commence in 2023 to support the ILSC Regional Indigenous Land and Sea Strategies.
If you are concerned that we have misunderstood you or that something is missing from the community consultation report, please let us know by emailing NILSS@ilsc.gov.au or give us a call on 1800 818 490.
And remember, the strategy outline is open for comment until Friday 24 February 2023.
Tell me about the community consultation that took place.
In mid-2022, the ILSC held 40+ engagement sessions across the nation to seek community views on what should be included in the next NILSS. Locations visited included: Alice Springs, Darwin, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek, Tiwi Islands, Broome, Esperance, Fitzroy Crossing, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Katanning, Kununurra, Perth, Wiluna, Broken Hill, Canberra, Dubbo, Grafton, Merimbula, Sydney, Brisbane, Burketown, Cairns, Mt Isa, Rockhampton, Thursday Island, Townsville, Weipa, Ballarat, Horsham, Melbourne, Mildura, Shepparton, Whyalla, Adelaide, Coober Pedy, Mt Gambier, Hobart, Launceston, Gippsland and online.
Along with engagement sessions, other engagement options included an online survey, written submissions to be sent via email, and a confidential phone call with a NILSS representative.
A NILSS information pack, including sector-specific discussion papers prepared with Indigenous experts, was available online and at each engagement session. You can view the materials below and check out the welcome brochure here.
Discussion Papers exploring key trends
- Increasing recognition of Indigenous Rights over Country
- Growing economic opportunity from Traditional Knowledge
- Increasing access to global capital markets
- Climate change
Materials may not represent the views of the ILSC and are not intended to be comprehensive.
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