Policy Platform NSW Election 2023
TYPE: Policy

This platform outlines key opportunities for all Parliamentarians and an incoming government to support the aspirations of Aboriginal peoples in NSW.

The evidence base. continues to build:

• That Aboriginal people have better life outcomes when self-determination is exercised and when there is genuine partnership and shared decision making with governments

• That connection to culture is key

• That Aboriginal peoples and communities contribute positively to the economy

• That strengths-based approaches are key

• That greater innovation is needed with increased investment in new and existing initiatives

There are substantial economic benefits to be gained for all people in NSW, from a stable and sustained policy of Aboriginal self-determination and investment into the NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Network. These include:

• Increased health, wellbeing, social and cultural outcomes

• Increased Aboriginal employment and enterprises

• Broadening the tax base through increased employment, economic activity and consumption, and growing the NSW economy overall

• Lower government expenditure over time


We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.