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Our Structure

Our people – management and structure

Aboriginal Affairs NSW is led by the Deputy Secretary and Head of Aboriginal Affairs.

There are five directorates within Aboriginal Affairs NSW, each led by a Director.

  • Land and Economy
  • Strategy and Coordination
  • Healing and Government Relations
  • Partnerships and Operations
  • Partnerships

The Registrar of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act is an independent statutory appointment. The Registrar receives support from the Office of the Registrar Aboriginal Land Rights Act whose staff are Aboriginal Affairs employees.

View AANSW organisational chart (2019)

Code of Conduct

The Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Code of Conduct is a practical document that helps staff resolve ethical dilemmas that might confront them in their employment with AANSW.

The Code of Conduct offers guidance regarding its expectations of its staff in relation to ethical conduct. All permanent and temporary employees and contractors are required to act in the spirit of the Code.

View the DPC Code of Conduct

Dignity Respect Charter

AANSW has committed to a Dignity and Respect in the Workplace Charter.

AANSW is committed to building a capable and responsive workforce that is representative of the community we serve. This means creating an environment where the diversity of all of those who work for us and those to whom we provide a service is respected.

All employees have a right to work in an environment that is free from all forms of bullying. Every employee has the right to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their background, beliefs or culture, and to work to their highest potential.

View the Dignity and Respect in the Workplace Charter


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