display of Aboriginal reports and artworks The Tasmanian Government is committed to resetting our relationship with the Tasmanian Aboriginal people so as to improve the social, cultural and economic outcomes for Tasmania Aboriginals while also promoting greater understanding and acceptance of Aboriginal culture.

The Office of Aboriginal Affairs (OAA) in the Communities, Sport and Recreation Division is responsible for high-level consultation with Tasmania's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.

OAA is the primary resource for advice to Government on policy issues affecting Aboriginal communities in Tasmania.

The role of OAA is to:

  • Provide accurate representation of the communities' view to advise the Minister, Premier and Cabinet on the efficient, effective management of policies, legislation and programs that affect Tasmania's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.
  • Seek to assist Tasmania's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population to achieve social, cultural and economic outcomes.
  • Promote greater understanding and acceptance of Aboriginal culture.

Staff

   
A/ManagerWendy Dawson03 6165 8375
Senior Policy AnalystStuart Weierter03 6165 8376
Policy AnalystKaren Brown03 6165 8352
Policy AnalystPenny Finlay03 6165 8361
Policy AnalystJonathan Roe03 6165 8351
Policy OfficerNicole Kivi03 6165 8360

Office of Aboriginal Affairs

Phone: 03 6165 8366
Email: OAA@communities.tas.gov.au