The diverse Aboriginal communities of the Tasmanian Regional Aboriginal Community Alliance (TRACA) welcome the announcement of the new Premier, Peter Gutwein and Deputy Jeremy Rockliff.
The organisations that comprise TRACA are looking forward to the forthcoming outcomes of land returns and heritage Acts. ‘Reset the Relationship has been enormously successful in delivering reform to the key areas of land and sea management, education and heritage. However, we know that more work needs to be done to expand the range of benefits to all Aboriginal Tasmanians’, says Mr Dillon.
TRACA calls on Premier Gutwein to retain Minister Jaensch in Aboriginal Affairs, particularly as an indicator that Reset will continue to be a priority framework for Aboriginal Tasmanians, as Minister Jaensch has worked closely with TRACA communities in building solid relationships and responding to policy concerns.
In 2017 TRACA signed a Statement of Intent with both Liberal and Labor Parties that the whole-of-government framework of Reset the Relationship would continue, regardless of who is in parliament. Patsy Cameron TRACA Co-Chair said: “Reset is about how we talk and work with each other, instead of being shut out. There is still plenty of work to be done and we look forward to working with the new Premier and his team”.