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About the Office of Aboriginal Affairs

The Office of Aboriginal Affairs (OAA) in the Communities, Sport and Recreation Division is responsible for high-level consultation with Tasmania's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.

OAA is the primary resource for advice to Government on policy issues affecting the Aboriginal community in Tasmania.

The role of OAA is to:

  • Provide accurate representation of the community view to advise the Minister, Premier and Cabinet on the efficient, effective management of policies, legislation and programs that affect Tasmania's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.
  • Seek to assist Tasmania's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population to achieve social, cultural and economic outcomes.
  • Promote greater understanding and acceptance of Aboriginal culture.


Manager Laurette Thorp
Senior Project Manager Anthony King
Policy Analyst Karen Brown
Policy AnalystKate Buzzacott
Policy AnalystBridget Dwyer
Project OfficerBron McAnally

Office of Aboriginal Affairs

Phone: 03 6232 7082