Established as a key objective of Rugby League’s 2008-09 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), the Australian Rugby League Indigenous Council (ARLIC) acts as the formal RAP Working Group for the game of Rugby League.
Made up of 8 Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islanders (Indigenous) community representatives and governed by a Charter of Operations, it oversees the implementation of the RAP, ensures that views and ideas of Indigenous peoples are incorporated from across the game into all Rugby League policies and procedures, provides advice and expertise in promoting cultural awareness and understanding, supports Indigenous involvement in the game at all levels and ensures all relevant opportunities are available to Indigenous Australians.
The ARLIC provides strategic advice to all key stakeholders within the game on:
- increasing Indigenous participation in all facets of the game with a particular focus on youth, women/girls, coaching and support staff, referees and administrators;
- pathways for Indigenous youth with an increased emphasis on mentoring programs; and
- programs and proposals that utilise Rugby League in building community capacity.
The ARLIC, when requested, also acts as an independent arbiter to help resolve disputes involving Indigenous bodies or individuals within the game.
Current ARLIC Members:
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|Linda Burney - Chair || ||Darren Godwell - Deputy || ||Glen Brennan || || |
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|Preston Campbell || ||Katrina Fanning || |
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|William Johnstone || ||Stephen Tillett || ||Dean Widders |