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

ManagerWendy Dawson
Senior Policy Analyst Stuart  Weierter
Policy Analyst Karen Brown
Policy Analyst Penny Finlay
Policy AnalystJonathan Roe
Project OfficerNicole Kivi

Office of Aboriginal Affairs

Phone: 03 6232 7082
Email: OAA@communities.tas.gov.au