National Congress wants to work with PM's new advisory council.....

9th Feb 2017

Australia's peak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representative body for  has welcomed the appointment of  new members to the Prime Ministers Indigenous Advisory Council and says it   to work with  the new  council to progress  significant  issues.

National Congress  co-chair  Jacquie Huggins says it is important to have  the  widest range of views and opinions provided to Government..

New members that have been appointed for three years include:

    Andrea Mason - CEO of the NPY Women's Council
    Susan Murphy - CEO of Winun Ngari Aboriginal Corporation
    Roy Ah See - chair of the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council
    Chris Sarra - founder and chairman of the Stronger Smarter Institute
   
Ngiare Brown - Professor of Indigenous Health at the University of Wollongong and  Djambawa Marawili - traditional owner from Baniyala
 have retained their positions on the  council but former chair Warren Mundine has been overlooked by the Prime Minister.

Listen to full interview with Jackie Huggins here :