National Indigenous Council

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The National Indigenous Council (NIC) was an appointed advisory body to the Australian Government through the Minister's for Indigenous Affairs Taskforce on Indigenous Affairs (MTIA) established in November 2004 and chaired by Sue Gordon, a Western Australian magistrate. It first met in December 2004 and wound up in early 2008.

Terms of reference of the council were to provide expert advice to government on improving outcomes for indigenous Australians.


Chair: Sue Gordon

Past members


  • 6 November 2004 media release: National Indigenous Council Appointed at the Wayback Machine (archived 9 October 2007), Amanda Vanstone, former Minister for Indigenous Affairs
  • National Indigenous Council at the Wayback Machine (archived 30 October 2007)
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