Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group (ATSIAAG)
The AAG Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group (ATSIAAG) is led and made up of members of AAG who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, which currently represent 4% of the 1,450 members. 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. The ATSIAAG achieves this through consultation and the development of partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, communities and organisations. This ensures that the AAG is able to represent Australia’s First Peoples in the ageing policy arena in an informed and collaborative way.
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.
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)