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Policy Reform

Aboriginal Affairs leads or influences strategic policy reforms to support the goals and aspirations of Aboriginal people living in NSW. This section of our site is where you can learn more about our policy reform work.

Collaborating on social policy

Through social and cultural policy advice we bring Aboriginal voices and lived experience to the centre of policy reform, acknowledging the strength and resilience of Aboriginal communities and the expertise, leadership and perspectives that they bring.

We work in partnership with NSW Government agencies to ensure the needs and aspirations of Aboriginal communities are considered and incorporated. We achieve this by building and maintaining strong relationships across the government and non-government sectors.

An important element of the work is identifying opportunities for improving outcomes and encouraging agencies to build strong relationships and work in partnership with Aboriginal people and communities.

We work with key Aboriginal organisations and government agencies including the Department of Communities and Justice, NSW Police, NSW Treasury, Department of Planning and Environment, Mental Health Commission, Regional NSW, NSW Health, Department of Education and Create NSW.

Aboriginal Affairs’ key focus areas include justice, out-of-home care, children and young people, domestic and family violence, housing and homelessness, mental health and wellbeing, and emerging significant issues.

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