NATIONAL: Firstly, may I congratulate the editorial team and NSWALC on the success of the first two editions of the Tracker. This publication offers a critical, articulate analysis and quality reporting of issues relevant to Aboriginal people in NSW.
NATIONAL: During 2010 and into the early stages of 2011, Agrifood Skills Australia (ASA), an Industry Skills Council with national responsibilities for up to eight Training Packages, was savaged by many of its stakeholder industries and a senate inquiry for lackluster performance and the public perception of a lack of accountability in its operations.
NATIONAL: I picked up a copy of this new journal to scan over lunch at Tranby recently. You may have noted the use of the term “journal “as opposed to “paper”. The quality of contributors raises Tracker well above the “paper” level.
NATIONAL: CONGRATULATIONS to the producers of this brand new publication which, given the experience and intellect of its authors, will help shine a considered spotlight on Aboriginal issues. The NSW Aboriginal Land Council represents 119 Local Aboriginal Land Councils, and as such, I know how important my relationship with them is.