ABS Indigenous Engagement Network

Indigenous Engagement Managers are the people who make the Indigenous Community Engagement Strategy happen. There is an ABS Indigenous Engagement Manager (IEM) in each state and the Northern Territory. They are responsible for:
Engaging with Indigenous communities through collaborative partnerships to increase understanding of, and participation in, ABS collections;

Returning information to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, including the provision of statistical training to communities in order to increase their access and use of ABS information; and

Improving the quality and relevance of Indigenous statistics for key stakeholders, including meeting the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Ivan Copley, South Australia

"‘Yungalya (Hi), my name is Ivan Copley ‘Tiwu’. I am of Aboriginal descent of the Peramangk people of the Mount Lofty Ranges and of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide plains. As well as being employed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as an Indigenous Engagement Manager, I am involved with the Indigenous community through volunteer work as the Chairperson of the local Reconciliation Reference Committee and Chairperson of the Indigenous Information Network of South Australia. I maintain records on missions, homes, language groups and Aboriginal peoples of SA, dating back to 1802. I also maintain the Indigenous Information SA On-Line website to assist Indigenous people in South Australia find information to access services"

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