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

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



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