TERMS OF REFERENCE
The Pilbara Aboriginal Voice (Kakurrka Muri) will:
Demonstrate unity and empower Pilbara Aboriginal people to address community-wide issues impacting them.
Focus on closing service gaps in the Pilbara and improving outcomes for Aboriginal people across the region.
Evaluate the effectiveness of existing government policies and programs.
Consult and provide input to policy reforms with all levels of government for the advancement of Pilbara Aboriginal people.
Act as a regional advocate to influence the government for additional and better services to the Pilbara.
Maintain a transparent and open dialogue with government agencies, other similarly aligned organisations and groups, and the wider Pilbara Aboriginal community.
Have a shared responsibility amongst its members, who will treat each other as equals and with respect.
Meet every two months to set and review targets and celebrate successful outcomes.
The Annual On-Country Bush Meeting at Yule River is to be the main forum where members provide updates and obtain issues from the community; with pertinent information also to be disseminated via newsletters and other appropriate communication measures as required;
All members represent Pilbara Aboriginal people and their communities and not any other specific Aboriginal corporations or trusts or businesses;
All members must respect the recognised cultural authority of the Pilbara and all matters related to culture must be delegated to the appropriate cultural authority;
All members commit to consult and engage with their communities about matters discussed (or to be discussed) at meetings;
All members must declare any real or perceived conflicts of interests and these conflicts must be recorded on a register; and,
Individual members must not engage in side meetings without prior approval of the collective group.