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Our work developing policy and advocating for Traditional Owner rights is impactful.

Policy is the tool by which we embed self-determination in the colonising structures that govern Country and culture. Our policy work with Traditional Owners supports them to realise their principles and visions through statutory and legislative change. In the following areas we have made significant changes through our direct advocacy.


Our advocacy campaigns raise awareness of the issues important to Traditional Owners.


To progress our work and amplify the voices of Traditional Owners, the Federation makes submissions to policy, regulatory and statutory reviews.


Cultural Water

All water is cultural and should be used to replenish Country and culture.


Traditional Owners play a critical role in the way we respond to climate change.

Land Rights

Traditional Owners are the authority on managing Country and its assets.


Our unique rights and responsibilities must be respected.