Welcome to the ILSC’s Performance Statement for 2019–20.
The ILSC’s purpose, as defined in section 191B of the amended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005, is:
- to assist Aboriginal persons and Torres Strait Islanders to acquire land and water-related rights;
- to assist Aboriginal persons and Torres Strait Islanders to manage Indigenous-held land and Indigenous waters;
so as to provide economic, environmental, social or cultural benefits for Aboriginal persons and Torres Strait Islanders.
We call the economic, environmental, social and cultural returns derived from Indigenous ownership and management of land and water the four streams of Indigenous benefit.
The 2019–20 Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS) committed the ILSC Group to achieving targets against three Deliverables and six Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Collectively these contribute to the ILSC’s primary outcome of enhanced socio-economic development, maintenance of cultural identity and protection of the environment by Indigenous Australians through the acquisition and management of land, water and water-related interests.
This performance statement provides summaries of 2019–20 performance (Table 1 and 2) along with additional detail against each deliverable and KPI.