YMAC welcomes release of First Nations Clean Energy Strategy consultation paper

Posted: November 22nd, 2023

YMAC welcomes the Federal Governments release of a consultation paper that will inform the development of Australia’s First Nations Clean Energy Strategy.

The Strategy, developed with First Nations people, is formulated to enable real partnerships that will drive investment, workforce development and First Nations business opportunities – genuine opportunities for economic empowerment of First Nations people.

Rural and remote First Nations communities face overwhelming energy insecurity, and this strategy aims to target fairer access to cleaner, reliable and cheaper energy for these communities.

The Strategy is being developed in partnership with First Nations people, with six roundtables held over the last eight months to provide feedback and guidance. Ensuring Traditional Owners are a part of the decision-making process is crucial to the success of any policy affecting their communities and Country.

The First Nations Clean Energy and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee, on which YMAC CEO Simon Hawkins serves as an advisory member, also contributed to the consultation paper.

If you want to respond to the consultation paper, visit the DCCEEW website by clicking here.