ATSIEB announce new Chair and Deputy Chair

The ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body (ATSIEB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Tanya Keed as the new Chairperson and Ms Paula McGrady as the Deputy Chairperson. “Much work remains to be done as we continue our commitment towards advocating for more opportunities for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

ATSIEB new members welcomed

The ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body held its first meeting on Wednesday, 4 August 2021 to welcome the newly Elected Body members. Newly elected ATSIEB Chair, Mrs Lynnice Church said she is excited and looking forward to leading the Elected Body and working closely with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

18 candidates standing for the 2021 ATSIEB election

'18 candidates will contest the 2021 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body election,' Mr Damian Cantwell AM CSC, ACT Electoral Commissioner said today. 'The nomination period closed at 12 noon on Tuesday 1 June 2021 and the names of the candidates contesting the election were declared at an official event on Wednesday 2 June

Joint Council agrees to accelerate collective efforts to reduce over-incarceration of Indigenous peoples as first annual Partnership Health Check acknowledges successes and challenges of historic partnership

The Joint Council on Closing the Gap met today and acknowledged the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and agreed that joined up work between all governments in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives is critical to reducing the rate at which Indigenous people are incarcerated, and thereby

Another Justice failure for Aboriginal people in the ACT

A system meant to protect us continuously loses our trust, hurting people where they’re most vulnerable in a system meant to deliver justice. ACT Special Magistrate Jane Campbell found the arrest of Aboriginal man Luke Marsh unlawful, saying the officer displayed ‘a serious misuse of police powers to detain a person’. Another member of police