The first step of the Uluru Statement from the Heart is for a First Nations Voice to Parliament. This will allow for First Nations people to have direct input into decisions made about them.
Over the coming months the Commissioner will be visiting Aboriginal communities across South Australia to hear their views on establishing the Voice to Parliament in South Australia.
About Dale Agius
Dale is a Kaurna, Narungga, Ngadjuri and Ngarrindjeri person with connection to communities and Country across South Australia.
His previous roles include Director of Aboriginal Practice and Partnerships within the Department of Human Services, Manager of DHS’ Metropolitan Aboriginal Youth and Family Services and Executive Officer in the Office of the Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement.
His experience and ability to connect with Aboriginal nation groups, mainstream service providers and Government agencies will be valuable for working collaboratively in bringing together a Voice model.
Away from work, Dale has been heavily involved in local sports as long serving President of the Kilburn Football and Cricket Club, Chair of the SA State Aboriginal Football and Netball Carnival and is a Director of the Tjindu Foundation which provides community-based cultural education activities for Aboriginal students across South Australia.
As Commissioner, Dale will lead talks with community and Government about the First Nations Voice to Parliament, ahead of a possible launch in 2023.