Future Directions

The Aboriginal Languages Bill passed both houses of Parliament and was assented by the Governor on 24 October 2017, making it law.

Now that the Bill has become law, the Aboriginal Languages team are currently planning the next phase of the Bill, which includes forming an Aboriginal Languages Establishment Advisory Group to ensure that Aboriginal languages community stakeholders guide the establishment of the Act, particularly the Aboriginal Languages Trust and strategic plan.

A call for Expression of Interests (EOI) to be part of the Aboriginal Languages Establishment Advisory Group is now open, so please also keep an eye on Koori Mail, this Aboriginal Affairs NSW (AANSW) website and through your networks for the opportunity to apply.

Conversations with Aboriginal communities will continue to inform the future direction of Aboriginal languages in NSW. Please keep an eye on the website for more details.

An intergovernmental working group will also be formed with representatives from federal and state government departments and NSW Aboriginal peak bodies to also assist in the establishment phase.

Aboriginal Affairs NSW (AANSW) would like to thank all our community stakeholders and those who participated in the consultations for their assistance in the Bill becoming law.

For further information, please contact the Aboriginal Languages Team at Aboriginal Affairs on 1800 019 998 or conversation@aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au