Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group (ATSIAAG)
ATSIAAG was founded in 2006 to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices inform and shape the policy and practice arena of older First Nations Peoples of Australia in an informed and collaborative way. ATSIAAG’s membership is made up entirely of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of AAG, who represent 5.1% of the total membership (30 June 2020). Non-indigenous members of AAG can join the Friends of ATSIAAG.
ATSIAAG is co-chaired by Roslyn Malay and Graham Aitken. The ATSIAAG Executive provides leadership on the direction of ATSIAAG including ensuring there is appropriate consultation with ATSIAAG members and other stakeholders on key activities.
ATSIAAG reports to the AAG Board to assist in building evidence regarding gaps, challenges and opportunities, as well as provide guidance and advice on all issues related to ageing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities. ATSIAAG achieves this through consultation and the development of partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, communities and organisations.
The 7th ATSIAAG Workshop Report "Integrated & Culturally Sensitive Service for Older Aboriginal People. Practical Solution or Pipe Dream?" will be launched at an online event on 23rd September 2020.
The 6th ATSIAAG Workshop Report on ‘Appropriate aged care needs assessment for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’ was launched at the was launched at the joint Healing Foundation/ATSIAAG ‘Stolen Generation in Aged Care Forum’ in Melbourne on 5 June 2019.
Ian Hamm, Chair of the Stolen Generations Reference Group,
Ros Malay and Graham Aitken, Co-Chairs of ATSIAAG.
The 5th AAG ATSIAAG Workshop Report on ‘Assuring equity of access and quality outcomes for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: What needs to be done’ was launched by Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, and Indigenous Health at Parliament House on 13th June 2018. Click here for more information about the launch
Minister Wyatt with ATSIAAG Co Chairs Graham Aitken and Ros Malay plus AAG CEO James Beckford Saunders
"Closing Remote Communities: Effects on Ageing in Place" was officially launched by The Hon Ken Wyatt MP, Federal Member for Hasluck and Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care at the 49th AAG Annual Conference.
Please click on the report to download a copy
New guidance issued by the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) will make it easier for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to access the superannuation system, the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST)