The Administrative Appeals Tribunal acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia and acknowledges their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to the people, the cultures and the Elders past and present.
About the artwork
Through the process of amalgamation, the former tribunals became one. Now joined, we move forward in harmony, and through collaboration we evolve into an organisation we can all be proud of. Acknowledging Australia’s history, we want to learn about our oldest living culture, and we wish to share in the learning of its peoples and protocols. We want to walk beside you, sit and yarn with you, and join with you in celebration of learning together.
The artwork represents the once separate Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal, Social Security Appeals Tribunal and Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), coming together as one tribunal. They sit together on their countries in the middle to form one.
Surrounding them are the people that support the work of the AAT, and the tracks they take to Indigenous community, knowledge and learning. When we all sit together, symbolised by the satellite campsites, the respect, rapport, and knowledge we all bring blossoms and beautiful things happen, which is symbolised by the growing of the leaves.
About the artist
De Greer-Yindimincarlie is an Australian Aboriginal woman from Wiradjuri country in central western New South Wales. She is a curator, educator and multi award-winning artist. She celebrates her Aboriginal culture everyday through working within her Authentic Aboriginal businesses delivering to public and private collections worldwide, her stunning Aboriginal artworks. De works in many mediums including art, music, graphic and textile design, and film.