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Department of Aboriginal Affairs



The Department of Aboriginal Affairs (DAA) was formerly called Department of Indigenous Affairs. It has been renamed to more accurately reflect the identity of Aboriginal people in Western Australia. This change is in line with requests from the State's Aboriginal community. The Department engages with Aboriginal Western Australians and all levels of Government to improve the delivery of services, to facilitate the development of policy and programs which deliver sustainable economic, environmental and social benefits to Aboriginal communities. The role of DAA is to ensure that the relevant parts of the broad public sector are working in unison to meet the needs of Aboriginal people by acting as a catalyst to mobilise and integrate the resources of Commonwealth, State and Local Government agencies. The Department's mission is to close the gap between the social, cultural and economic well-being of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people through strategic leadership of land, heritage and culture, and whole of government coordination of Aboriginal issues.

Abstract adapted from Department of Aboriginal Affairs


Department of Aboriginal Affairs
PO Box 3153
East Perth WA 6892
Ph: (08) 6551 8002
Fax: (08) 6551 8088


Last updated: 19 October 2017
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