Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
You should use:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Aboriginal peoples
- Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Aboriginal man/woman/child
- Aboriginal Elder
- First Australians.
Do not use:
- Aboriginals, Aborigine
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Using the word Indigenous
Indigenous is a term when referring to a business or business function.
When referring to individuals, find an alternative from the list above where you can.
The term Indigenous may be used if you are quoting or referring to another source where the term Indigenous has been used.
The following terms should be capitalised:
- Indigenous communities
- Traditional Owner
- Sorry Business
- Men's Business
- Women's Business
- On Country.
Last updated: 28 November 2017