Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders at Department of Defence
Defence recognises that we live, work and train on the traditional lands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
For over a century, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have provided, and continue to provide, a vital and unique contribution to Defence capability, the defence of Australia and its national interests during times of peace and war.
Defence is strongly committed to the National Agreement on Closing the Gap and reconciliation through its Defence Reconciliation Action Plan.
Defence’s strategies to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander socio‑economic outcomes and to progress reconciliation include targeted employment pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.