Monica Morgan20.02.09

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Monica Morgan on Freshwater Systems, Indigenous Water Planning Forum, National Water Commission, February 2009

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Monica Morgan20.02.09

  1. 1. <ul><li>Australian Indigenous Freshwater Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives; </li></ul><ul><li>Identify & discuss Key Water Systems in Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with knowledge base Indigenous representatives that have motivation for progress and are able to ring back information to their network </li></ul><ul><li>Examining guiding principles for Indigenous water planning that can inform the process for the Indigenous Water Planning Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a strategic process to move forward in partnership with National Water Commission </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Group Workshops Indigenous interests in NWI Freshwater Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Tropical Freshwater Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Arid Freshwater Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Ground Freshwater Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Rivers and Forest Freshwater Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Lakes and Wetland Freshwater Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Freshwater Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Rights & Native Title Interest in Australian Freshwater Systems </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ Closing the Gap” </li></ul><ul><li>Practical outcomes v’s rights approach </li></ul><ul><li>“ I will follow the outcomes of this forum with great interest – hoping to see a practical pathway emerge for Indigenous engagement in water planning which improves economic, social, environmental and cultural outcomes.” </li></ul><ul><li>Penny Wong </li></ul><ul><li>Minister for Climate Change & Water </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Rising the profile of Indigenous People within the the National Water Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>National level </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging through the COAG process and </li></ul><ul><li>Developing an Indigenous Advocacy group to champion Indigenous rights and interests in Water </li></ul><ul><li>International level </li></ul><ul><li>Participation within the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples </li></ul><ul><li>Application of International conventions as best practise toward developing consistent standards of engagement and policy formulation . </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Creation of a National Indigenous Freshwater Group . </li></ul><ul><li>Six Indigenous people were nominated from the forum to form an interim committee, </li></ul><ul><li>To engage with the NWC and to forward the interests of Indigenous peoples at a national level </li></ul><ul><li>Develop the terms of reference and the purpose for a National Indigenous freshwater representative group </li></ul><ul><li>Convene a National Indigenous Conference to report back on progress with the NWI process and to gain informed consent on the recommendations of the interim committee </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that there are adequate resources made available for the long term participation of Indigenous Peoples </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Interim members </li></ul><ul><li>Kevin Giles </li></ul><ul><li>Kate Kiss </li></ul><ul><li>Monica Morgan </li></ul><ul><li>Nolan Hunter </li></ul><ul><li>Evelyn Crawford </li></ul><ul><li>David Collard </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ We want participation in </li></ul><ul><li>the economy but not at the expense of our culture.” </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Edgar </li></ul>

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