Musician, artist, indigenous advocate and Council’s cultural advisor, David Hudson, has been nominated as chair of the First Peoples Advisory Committee (FPAC).
A number of minor changes have been made to the FPAC following it being disbanded prior to the March 2020 local government elections.
Changes include the reduction of members from 15 members to a minimum of 10, with the option to invite specialists or interested parties to participate in a meeting, while the annual ‘special meeting’ has been removed, reducing the number of meetings per year from seven to six.
The aim of the FPAC is to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of the Cairns local government area with input into Council decision making processes.
This resolution is to be ratified at the next Ordinary Meeting of Council, to be held on 28 October 2020.