Our Proposal

Empowered Communities: Empowered Peoples Design Report

This report is the culmination of 18 months of engagement and design work by Indigenous leaders, communities and organisations across the eight Empowered Communities regions. In it, we propose a range of reforms that build on decades of effort by Indigenous peoples to reclaim control in driving our own priorities for development. 

We commend this report to the consideration of the Australian Government, to state and territory governments, our Jawun partners and the Indigenous Australians of the Empowered Communities and other communities interested in our project. We thank the Indigenous Australians of the Empowered Communities and our government and Jawun partners for their support during the design phase of this report. We particularly thank the Australian Government for the support provided to enable us to develop this report.

'The strength of Empowered Communities is the collaboration; it has its own legacy of empowerment that will live on way beyond any formal process.’ 

— Fiona Jose, General Manager, Cape York Partnership