Why would we need to vote for the establishment of the Voice to Parliament when we already have a Government Agency setup in 2019 by the Morrison Government to do what they claim the Voice is required to do?


You can read the full list of responsibilities in the Executive Order.

The National Indigenous Australians Agency


Our vision

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are heard, recognised and empowered.

Our purpose

The National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) works in genuine partnership to enable the self-determination and aspirations of First Nations communities. We lead and influence change across the government to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a say in the decisions that affect them.

Our responsibilities

The National Indigenous Australians Agency was established by an Executive Order signed by the Governor-General on 29 May 2019.

The Executive Order gives the NIAA a number of functions, including:

  • to lead and coordinate Commonwealth policy development, program design and implementation and service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • to provide advice to the Prime Minister and the Minister for Indigenous Australians on whole-of-government priorities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • to lead and coordinate the development and implementation of Australia’s Closing the Gap targets in partnership with Indigenous Australians; and
  • to lead Commonwealth activities to promote reconciliation.


You can read the full list of responsibilities in the Executive Order.

Our structure

The NIAA structure is designed to better meet the Government’s priorities to effectively deliver on our Executive Order, strengthen our ability to deliver as one team and enhance our partnership with Indigenous Australians.

Key design underpinnings include creating a greater balance of strategic, social and economic policy including a dedicated focus on economic development in the north; enhancing relationships across jurisdictions as well as in place; and improving Agency wide performance.

The NIAA is led by the CEO, Jody Broun, and two Deputy CEOs each with distinct responsibilities. Julie-Ann Guivarra is the Deputy CEO for Policy and Programs, and James Christian, PSM is the Deputy CEO for Operations and Delivery.

Organisational Chart

Our values

  • We respect multiple perspectives
  • We are authentic
  • We are professional and act with integrity
  • We invest in each other’s success
  • We deliver with purpose


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  • Kenneth Taylor March 24, 2023  

    To my view, the so called “Voice” is an exercise in Politics driven by Ego and hiding some thing that we will not be told until after the Pollies push it through.
    I can not trust any form of Political Gabba, or Retric, since the truth of the Agent Orange investigation was announced. Any Polly as fare as I am concerned is no more then an unconvicted felon who hasn’t been caught yet. I could be bias? But they will never convince me that we need another source of a “voice” in Government when those that are already there aren’t listened to and ignored.

  • Robinoz March 24, 2023  

    I’ve already published my version of why a voice isn’t needed on this site and placed a shorter version here: https://tinyurl.com/rchenry

    We don’t need a change to our Constitution but I’m afraid the so-called “Progressive” sheep will vote for it without thinking of the ramifications or alternatives that are already available like the 11 members of Parliament who identify as pre-European Australians, the aforementioned agency and the hundreds if not thousands of other organisations pandering to 3.x % of our population.

    There are more pressing needs in our society at present that are not being met. You know what they are.

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