First Nations Position Statement

As a result of the review of the AusSeabed Program, the Steering Committee is committing to actively engage with First Nations Traditional Custodians of Sea Country in-line with a First Nations Position Statement.

The AusSeabed mission will guide the development of a First Nations Strategy, whereby we will engage with First Nations Australians in the co-design of a strategy using a phased approach. We will undertake this process through consultation, community building, and the identification of representative groups to consult with.

Through this process, the AusSeabed community is committed to:

  • Genuine collaborative engagement
  • Embedding the cultural knowledge of First Nations Australians
  • Respecting cultural and intellectual property of First Nations Australians

We invite First Nations Australians and Traditional Owners who would like to contribute to AusSeabed to contact us.