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On 24 May 2010, the Australian Government released its draft Indigenous Economic Development Strategy for consultation. The draft strategy outlines a framework for Indigenous economic development. It focuses on five key areas for improving the prosperity of Indigenous Australians: education and building individual capacity; creating sustainable job opportunities; supporting business and enterprise development; financial security and independence; and strengthening the foundations to provide an environment that supports Indigenous economic development.
Interested individuals and organisations are invited to review the strategy and provide feedback on issues raised or any issues you feel have not been adequately covered.
During the consultation period, the Government will continue to progress key initiatives that support Indigenous economic development. These initiatives are summarised in the Action Plan 2010-2012 attached to this strategy.
Once the strategy is finalised, a comprehensive Action Plan will be developed.
Interested parties are invited to comment on the draft strategy by providing a written submission. All submissions will be treated as public documents, unless the author of the submission clearly indicates to the contrary by marking all or part of the submission as 'confidential'. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Public submissions may be published in full on the website, including any personal information of the author of the submission. Any personal information about third party individuals will be removed from the published submission unless the parties that the information is about consent to the publication of their information. A request made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) for access to a submission marked confidential will be determined in accordance with the FOI Act.
Submissions may be lodged electronically or by post - electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.
All submissions must include a full postal address and contact details.
To lodge an electronic submission: email email@example.com
To lodge a written submission, send to:
Indigenous Economic Development Branch
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
PO Box 7576
Canberra Business Centre ACT 2610
Submissions sent by post must be postmarked prior to 1 November 2010 to be accepted. Receipt of your submission will be acknowledged.
For further information, or to request a hard copy of the draft Indigenous Economic Development Strategy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
On 24 May 2010, the Australian Government announced its intention to hold a number of public consultation workshops with stakeholders on the draft Indigenous Economic Development Strategy. In accordance with the Caretaker Conventions, the public consultation workshops will now be postponed until the results of the election are known. Details of any future public consultations will be advised on this website as they become available.