2016 Federal Election

Election 2016: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders unite

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership organisations met today to map out the first steps towards a new relationship between Australia’s First Peoples and the Federal Government.

The following First steps for a new relationship have been called for

1) A meeting between the Prime Minister and a coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders within a month of forming government

Election 2016: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders unite

"National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership organisations will gather together today to map out the first steps towards a new relationship between Australia’s First Peoples and the Federal Government. The meeting follows a previous gathering on 9 June, when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations jointly signed the historic ‘Redfern Statement’."

Become a Sea of Hands Campaigner

We are calling on our supporters to become a Sea of Hands Campaigner and actively engage with their local politicians this election to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs is not forgotten.

You can take action with the tools below.

1. Familiarise yourself with our election policy platform

2. Review meeting with your local candidates form.

3. Set up a meeting and speak with your local candidates

4. You can also report back to us to support our campaign work

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