Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced the composition of his Indigenous Advisory Council.
The Council will be chaired by Warren Mundine, the former ALP president who has now left the party.
The Council’s membership includes indigenous representatives, the heads of Westpac, Rio Tinto and Carey Mining, and the former Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Department, Peter Shergold.
Statement issued by the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott.
I am pleased to announce the membership of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council.
I want a new engagement with Aboriginal people to be one of the hallmarks of my Government and the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council is an important part of that.
The Council will be chaired by Mr Warren Mundine. Joining him will be a mix of leaders with a broad range of skills and experience, including in business and the public sector.