Did you know? The ACT is the only jurisdiction in Australia with a democratically elected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voice to government.
Voice to the ACT Government
The Elected Body represents Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Canberra. We take your ideas and concerns straight to the changemakers, so we can get results on issues that are important to us.
We support all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Canberrans to be more engaged in shaping our own future.
The ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Agreement 2019–2028 helps to guide our work. It empowers our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community with the resources to come up with our own solutions.
Under ACT legislation, the Elected Body has a set of functions and responsibilities that we must follow to get outcomes for our community. Each member has their own ACT Government portfolio responsibility. This means we have a direct involvement in the development of key agreements, policies and programs for our community.
Member of the Coalition of Peaks
The Elected Body is dedicated to Closing the Gap and improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We are proud to be a member of the Coalition of Peaks to make this happen through formal partnerships with Australian governments at all levels.
The Coalition of Peaks represents our people’s needs in the National Agreement on Closing the Gap. Visit Coalition of Peaks to find out more about the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.
Get in touch
Contact us if you have questions or comments for any of the Elected Body members or the secretariat.
The Elected Body has direct involvement in developing ACT Government programs and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the ACT. Find out more about our previous projects below.