The development of the new legislation will be First Nations-led. To ensure a First Nations-led approach, the Office for the Arts will establish a partnership in the first half of 2024 with First Nations experts to guide the development of the legislation.

The partnerships will be consistent with the National Agreement on Closing the Gap, Priority Reform One: Formal Partnerships and Shared Decision Making with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and with Priority Reform Three: Transforming Government Organisations.

We are in the process of establishing a partnership with First Nations experts to guide the development of the new legislation.

The partnership will comprise a core group of 8 to 10 experts, with a pool of additional experts to advise as needed.

Applications will be available on the Expressions of Interest page.