Indigenous Reference Group

Indigenous Reference Group

Monday, 12 February 2018

The Threatened Species Recovery Hub recognises that Indigenous people have very significant interests in, knowledge of, and responsibilities for Australia’s natural environment, including its threatened species. 

TSR Hub Indigenous Reference Group

The Hub established an Indigenous Reference Group (IRG) in mid-2017 to assist the Hub executive and the project teams in improving the engagement and participation of Indigenous people in the Hub’s activities and research projects.

The IRG is coordinated by the Hub’s Indigenous Liaison Officer. Members were appointed by the Hub Director in their capacity to understand research, community, government and threatened species, along with the aim of having a gender balance and geographical balance.

The IRG will provide advice and guidance to the NESP TSR Hub by:

  • Providing advice to ensure the NESP TSR Hub’s research projects are better aligned with Indigenous Australians’ strategic needs
  • Identifying activities within the Hub which could advance Indigenous Australians’ involvement in threatened species recovery and management
  • Advising project teams on Indigenous matters, to add value to their projects to better address Indigenous needs
  • Advising on culturally appropriate formats for research outputs for Indigenous end-users and stakeholders.

For further information about Indigenous Reference Group Members please view the Indigenous Reference Group factsheet.

Top image: IRG members, Larissa Hale and Cissy Gore-Birch with TSR Hub Indigenous Liaison Officer, Brad Moggridge on Bardi Jawi country.

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