Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
The Australian Government's Policy on Indigenous Repatriation provides the all-Indigenous Advisory Committee for Indigenous Repatriation (the Committee), to provide advice to the Minister for the Arts and the Department of Communications and the Arts on: policy and program issues related to Indigenous repatriation from Australian and overseas collections; the repatriation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestral remains and secret sacred objects that have limited provenance and no identified community of origin; repatriation matters that affect all or many communities (as each community advises in its own cultural protocols for ancestral remains); and other relevant matters. Members of the Committee are appointed based on their understanding of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander culture and traditions; and have experience in Indigenous repatriation and/or cultural heritage work. Members do not represent their local Nation or language group; employer; organisation; or state or territory of origin or residence. The six-member committee includes a male and a female Co-Chair and four members of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent (with at least one Torres Strait Islander representative).

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under


  • Established By/Under More info

    Indigenous Repatriation Policy 2011

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No, but noted in parent's annual report

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    21 March 2012

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr Phillip Gordon 8 September 2020 7 September 2023
Chair Ms Christine Grant 8 September 2020 7 September 2023
Member Mr. Shaun Angeles 22 May 2018 21 May 2021
Member Ms. Rebecca Richards 25 June 2018 24 June 2021
Member Ms. Jill Gallagher AO 11 November 2020 10 November 2023
Member Dr. Lyndon Ormond-Parker 22 May 2018 21 May 2021
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