Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are missing out on having their voices heard at election time.
Your vote is your voice on the laws and decisions that affect you and your community.
Enrol to vote today and make sure your voice is heard at the next election or referendum.
Want to know more? Check out our resources on enrolment and voting and find out why it's important to enrol and vote and how to make your vote count.
The AEC is looking for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to work during the 2016 federal election. There are a range of temporary roles available on election day and throughout the election period. Payment depends on the type of work and hours worked.
To apply for a temporary position, you will need to submit an online Registration of Interest form and provide details of your skills, knowledge and experience so we can consider what job you may be suitable for. Training and support will be provided depending on the type of job you are offered.
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The AEC established the Indigenous Electoral Participation Program (IEPP) in 2010 to close the gap in Indigenous disadvantage in electoral participation. The IEPP operates from each state and territory capital city and at the AEC's national office in Canberra.
The IEPP offers a range of videos, products and resources for schools, community groups and individuals. Contact us to request educational or information sessions (based on availability).
The AEC's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has an internal focus of supporting our staff to gain an understanding, demonstrate a commitment and develop engagement skills to ensure the AEC is able to deliver electoral services in a manner that takes into account the needs and aspirations of Indigenous Australians.
An important priority for the AEC is the attraction and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and building a respectful, inclusive workplace culture.
The National Indigenous Youth Parliament (NIYP) 2014 was a week-long leadership program for young Indigenous Australians held in Canberra from 28 May to 3 June 2014. Applications for NIYP 2014 have closed.
For more information on enrolment and voting, you can contact the AEC.
You can also contact an AEC Indigenous and Community Engagement Officer in your state/territory or national office.