The Federal Government and all state and territory Energy Ministers agreed to the co-design of a First Nations Clean Energy Strategy to ensure that First Nations people help drive the energy transformation.
This is an opportunity to review laws, regulation and policy, to lift barriers and implement regulatory reform, and to stoke government investment in innovation, technology and infrastructure, so that First Nations people can share in and benefit from the benefits of the renewable energy transition.
The First Nations Clean Energy Strategy is being developed over 12-18 months of work and involves roundtables and consultations.
The roundtables aim to bring together representatives from the First Nations community, the Network, industry, key government departments and Federal, State and Territory representatives, lawyers and policy experts.
These roundtables are an opportunity to come up with recommendations for actions, policies and programs that the Federal Government should implement as part of the Strategy.
The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water has also put out a consultation paper to inform the design and delivery of the First Nations Clean Energy Strategy, and is seeking feedback by 31 January 2024.
The First Nations Clean Energy Network is assisting the Department with the roundtables.
To inform roundtable participants, policy overview papers are being written for each jurisdiction:
- Notable Federal Government Policy Initiatives
- Queensland Policy Overview: First Nations and Clean Energy
- Northern Territory Policy Overview: First Nations and Clean Energy
- Victoria Policy Overview: First Peoples and Clean Energy
- South Australia Policy Overview: First Nations and Clean Energy
Key learnings from previous roundtables:
- Key learnings from the Northern Territory roundtable
- Key learnings from the Pilbara, Western Australia roundtable
- Key learnings from the Fremantle, Western Australia roundtable
- Key learning from the ACT roundtable
- Key learnings from the Queensland roundtable