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Empowering Aboriginal Voices: NSW CAPO Launches Survey to Shape Government Accountability

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NSW CAPO is asking NSW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People to complete a survey to assist them with their Government Accountability Project as part of Closing the Gap.

NSW CAPO (New South Wales Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations) is excited to announce the launch of an online survey to guide its community engagement project aimed at empowering Aboriginal communities across the state. As part of Phase 2 of the Government Accountability project, NSW CAPO is calling on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to participate in this survey designed to shape the future of government accountability in New South Wales.

The project, led by NSW CAPO, focuses on the creation of an independent, Aboriginal-led Government Accountability Organisation. This initiative aims to establish an organisation that holds the NSW government accountable to Aboriginal people for their commitments on Closing the Gap.

"This is an unprecedented opportunity for Aboriginal communities to have their voices heard and actively participate in shaping the governance landscape of our state," said Billie Delboux, Project Officer at NSW CAPO.

"By taking part in this survey, community members can directly influence the design and operation of an Accountability Organisation that reflects their needs and priorities," continued Ms Delboux.

The survey, which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, seeks input on various aspects of the Accountability Organisation, including its role, features, tools and structure.

"We recognise the importance of ensuring privacy and confidentiality throughout this process and therefore all responses will be anonymous. Participants will have the option to go in a gift card draw for a $500 Visa gift card for completing the survey," added Ms Delboux.

The survey builds upon insights being gathered from community workshops held by NSW CAPO across NSW in February and March, as well as input from past community engagement in 2023, desktop research and stakeholder meetings. The goal is to refine the preferred design of the Accountability Organisation and present recommendations to the Closing the Gap Joint Council and NSW Government for funding.

"We encourage all Aboriginal community members to complete the survey to shape the future of government accountability in New South Wales.

"Your input is invaluable in driving positive change and ensuring that Aboriginal voices are central to decision-making processes," concluded Ms Delboux.

People who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and live in NSW can participate in the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NSWCAPOGovernmentAccountability. To learn more about the project or to register for remaining community engagement workshops, either in-person or online visit https://alc.org.au/nsw-capo/.


Key Facts:

People who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and live in NSW can participate in the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NSWCAPOGovernmentAccountability. To learn more about the project or to register for remaining community engagement workshops, either in-person or online visit https://alc.org.au/nsw-capo/.


About us:

About NSW Coalition of Peak Organisations (CAPO):

NSW CAPO is a collective of NSW peak bodies for Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisations, dedicated to advocating for the rights and interests of Aboriginal people living in NSW.

Closing the Gap Agreement

In 2020, all Australian Governments signed onto a new Closing the Gap agreement, where they committed to a new way of working in partnership with ACCOs to close the gap in outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. It includes targets to improve outcomes and services in areas like health, education, justice, families, housing, land and water.


Contact details:

Alexandra Lund | Black Logic

P: 02 4324 2254 | M: 0404 902 862

E:alund@blacklogic.com.au

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