The objects of the Centre for Aboriginal Independence and Enterprise are for the advancement of education of the community on –
1. aboriginal history and culture; and
2. aboriginal economic and social wellbeing.
The objects recognise the importance of education in –
a) preserving the culture of the indigenous people of Australia for the benefit of a diverse Australian society;
b) fostering a society that understands and accepts cultural diversity;
c) enhancing understanding, communication and relations between the aboriginal community and the wider community; and
d) providing opportunities for greater economic well being and independence and social benefits for the indigenous people of Australia thereby enhancing the economic and social wellbeing of Australian society.
The objects will be achieved through such of the following from time to time as may be determined by the Board –
i) holding community forums which encourage debate and discussion on aboriginal history and culture and aboriginal economic and social welfare issues;
ii) promoting research and publications on aboriginal economic and social welfare and issues;
iii) providing educational opportunities for the benefit of aboriginal people, including through scholarship and research grants;
iv) developing links and educational partnerships with Australian educational institutions, learning and leadership institutes; and other public and private bodies;
v) holding community forums which provide an environment for shared learning, communication and understanding between aboriginal people and with other members of the community;
vi) gathering data and disseminating information on issues concerning aboriginal history and culture and aboriginal economic and social welfare;
vii) promoting the achievements of aboriginal people; and
viii) recognising and supporting contributions by organisations and individuals to the achievement of the objects of the Centre for Aboriginal Independence and Enterprise.