The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Aboriginal people to fill four coastal and inland regional membership positions on the NSW Aboriginal Fishing Advisory Council (AFAC) and to create a talent pool for other regional vacancies that may arise.
The AFAC has been established to provide strategic level advice to the Minister for Agriculture on issues affecting Aboriginal fishing. The Council also plays an important role in the development of cultural fishing policy as well as exploring commercial opportunities for Aboriginal communities associated with fishing activities.
The available positions are (please refer to map for Region boundaries)
The EOI process is also hoping to attract members with diverse knowledge and experience to address the varied fisheries related matters that will need focus. This includes the social and cultural significance of cultural fishing, and commercial fishing for Aboriginal people. Regional representatives need to have knowledge of, and capacity to speak for their local region on fisheries related issues.
To find out more about membership on the Council, you can join us for an 30 minute online information session. To register, contact the NSW Department of Primary Industries on Aboriginal.email@example.com
Aboriginal persons interested in membership on the council should contact the NSW Department of Primary Industries at Aboriginal.firstname.lastname@example.org
Expressions of interest must be received by 5pm on 15 December 2023.
The Aboriginal Fishing Advisory Council (AFAC) has been established under Section 229 of the Fisheries Management Act 1994 to provide strategic level advice to the Minister for Agriculture on issues affecting Aboriginal fishing. The Council will continue to play an important role in the development of cultural fishing policy as well as exploring commercial opportunities for Aboriginal communities associated with fishing activities.
The functions of the Council are to:
Within these broad functions the Council has focus on the following priority areas:
Enquiries regarding the Council can be made to DPI on Aboriginal.email@example.com
The AFAC is composed of up to fourteen members, as prescribed under the Fisheries Management (General) Regulation 2019.
The membership of the Council must include the following:
The make-up of the Council aims to provide for knowledge and experience of:
The AFAC members also provide knowledge of and capacity to speak for the local region on fisheries related issues.
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Region 1 Far West
Region 2 North West
Mr Michael Nolan
Region 3 Central
Mr David Carter
Region 4 South Western
Region 5 Northern
Ms Regina Moran
Region 6 Far North Coast
Mr Wayne Anderson
Region 7 North Coast
Mr Ross McEntyre
Region 8 Sydney and NSW Central Coast
Mr Graham Connolly Jr
Region 9 South Coast
Region 10 Far South Coast
Dr Laura Parker
Other Aboriginal Person
Ms Natalie Rotumah
Nominee of NTSCORP
Cllr Peter Smith
Nominee of NSWALC
Ms Laura McNamara
Senior Officer of NSW DPI