Indigenous organisations ingenious leaders in governance

Eight of Australia’s top Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations have been selected from a record pool of 113 nominees in the prestigious 2014 Indigenous Governance Awards (IGA). The finalists hail from Australia’s remotest communities and busiest cities and represent …

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Indigenous Governance Awards 2014

The Indigenous Governance Awards were created by Reconciliation Australia in partnership with BHP Billiton to identify, celebrate and promote effective Indigenous governance. The Awards are about sharing success from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations around Australia and showcasing how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are driving change on the ground.

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Past finalists

The Indigenous Governance Awards are all about identifying, analysing and promoting high achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations. Our past finalists are exceptionally well run organisations making a difference in their communities. They are led by visionary, highly able leaders.


NPY Women’s Council

2012 winner Category A Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council Aboriginal Corporation (NPY Women’s Council) is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected Aboriginal...

Yiriman Project

2012 winner Category B The Yiriman Project started when Karajarri, Nyikina, Mangala and Walmajarri elders in the West Kimberley became concerned about young...


2012 highly commended Category A The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) is the national non-government peak body that advocates on...

Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly

2012 highly commended Category B The Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly was set up as a regional governance structure to support Community Working Parties (CWPs),...


Resources and past finalists for the Indigenous Governance Awards.

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