Attendance at the July 2021 briefing was strictly limited and the timeframe allowed just two hours, despite written requests before the meeting to address this. At this briefing, Aboriginal people were told about decisions that had been made but not asked what they wanted, nor did the briefing invite attendees to engage in meaningful and substantive discussion.
The McGowan Government is on record committing to a co-design process in relation to the codes and regulations associated with the ACH Bill. Traditional Owners wish to lead the process of establishing a co-design framework and how this should be implemented. This framework, in turn, will inform the associated statutory guidelines and regulations to be developed, as well as how the mandated five-year review process regarding the operation and effectiveness of the ACH Bill (as per section 309) should be undertaken.