Pilbara Aboriginal organisations meet Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Pilbara Aboriginal Corporations and Enterprises (PACE) met with the newly appointed Treasuer and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Ben Wyatt, this week is discuss issues facing Aboriginal people the region.
Coordinated by PACE, an active collaboration of over 11 different Aboriginal organisations, the meet and greet was the first time in many years a Minister for Aboriginal Affairs had met with organisations and local leaders in the Pilbara.
PACE members work together to improve services, influence Government policy and promote the interests of Pilbara Aboriginal people.
Issues discussed included proposed changes to the Aboriginal Heritage Act, a lack of effective services from local government agencies and the importance of Aboriginal engagement in policy making.
The Minister also launched the new PACE website which we encourage people to visit to find out more about their work, membership and upcoming meetings. Visit pace.org.au