In March 2010, the Australian Government announced funding of $3.6 million over three years for six National Women's Alliances that will engage actively with the Australian Government on policy issues as part of more informed and representative dialogue between women and government.
The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Alliance (NATSIWA) is one of six National Women's Alliances which make up the key engagement mechanism between the Australian Government and Australian women.
NATSIWA is made up of Indigenous women and their organisations from across the country. It will enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to share information, identify issues from their own communities and raise concerns, in their own words, with their own solutions.
NATSIWA will represent the interests of Indigenous women, actively advocate on behalf of Indigenous women and engage across government so that the interests of Indigenous women are reflected in government policies.