Our Services

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Support

NATSIC provides support to organisations that work with First Nations communities throughout Australia in the areas of transport, disability, aged care and community services.

NATSIC is skilled and experienced in engagement, facilitation and education. Working with NATSIC provides your organisation with the opportunity to form meaningful relationships with First Nations organisations and communities.

NATSIC supports communities and individuals to engage with service providers by increasing knowledge and understanding of services being delivered across the transport, disability, aged care and community services sectors so that the needs of our communities are met.

 

Advocacy

NATSIC advocates for communities and service providers to reduce First Nations disadvantage through offering solutions-based initiatives with innovative engagement and program design. We ensure all stakeholders have a clear understanding of expectations centered on service deliverables and accountabilities. NATSIC understands the First Nations service landscape and is aware of the needs of our most vulnerable community members.

The challenge for NATSIC is to balance the needs, wants and aspirations of First Nations communities against current government policies, initiatives, and funded services. If these needs, wants and aspirations do not fit within current service provisions frameworks, NATSIC will use its lobbying powers to influence change.

 

Lobbying

NATSIC actively seeks to represent First Nations interests at all levels of government. NATSIC enjoys access to senior government officials and leaders of industry within the private sector. Because of this, we work hard to listen to our fellow First Nations community members so we can better represent our collective at a national level.

NATSIC is dedicated to highlighting the needs of First Nations communities throughout Australia. Our connections at community, government and private sector levels ensure the needs and aspirations of our communities are heard and addressed.

 

Cultural Maintenance

NATSIC practices cultural maintenance in every aspect of our work. NATSIC ensures that all advice, outcomes, solutions and strategies are culturally centered around NATSIC’s internal principles of cultural maintenance. These principles include:

  • Culturally respectful
  • Culturally responsive
  • Culturally responsible
  • Cultural diversity
  • Cultural protection and preservation

 

NATSIC Logo Design & Meaning

Middle Circle is the National Body - NATSIC
Blue is the Water that Surrounds Us
Orange is the Land We’re On
Tracks Connect All States, People and Communities Brown represents People and Communities in Unity

Artist: Karen Phillips - Wiradjuri Country

NATSIC recognises First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters of Australia, and pays respect to Elders past and present.