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Knowledge Bank

Policy Document Suite

This Policy Document Suite may be adapted and used by Indigenous Organisations to suit their specific needs. FDIO's Policy templates have not been tailored to suit any individual organisation's requirements and accordingly, will need to be reviewed carefully to suit the organisations needs appropriately.

In offering The Policy Document Suite, FDIO is not advising that they are suitable or appropriate for your organisation's requirements or circumstances. FDIO acknowledges that its Policy Document Suite is not an exhaustive suite of policies and your organisation may need to develop others.

If you organisation requires assistance with the Policy Document Suite or if your organisation would like to develop tailored policy documentation, please email us at

With gratitude to Jackson McDonald for the provision of templates.

Board Induction Policy

Board Conflict of Interest Policy

Board Review Policy

Business Expenses and Reimbursement Policy

Code of Conduct Policy

Fitness for Work Policy

Equal Opportunity Policy

Injury Management Policy

IT Policy

Leave Entitlements and Management Policy

Office Bearer Policy

Performance Review and Performance Management Policy

Procurement Policy

OSH Policy

Records Management Policy

Risk Management Policy

Staff Professional Development Policy

Staff Conflict of Interest Policy

Social Media Policy

Motor Vehicle Use Policy

Delegation - Authority to the CEO Policy

Mobile Phone & Device Use Policy





Top Takeaways from the National Native Title Conference (June 2018)

Top Tips - Myths on Charitable Trusts (Jackson McDonald - June 2018)

Top Tips for CEOs of Indigenous Organisations (April 2018)

Top Tips for Independent Directors on Traditional Owner boards (August 2017)

Top Tips for Effective Board Decision-making (Tools and Templates) (May 2017)

Top Tips for Independent Directors (February 2017)

Top Tips for Aboriginal Procurement Strategies (August 2016)

Top Tips for Succession Planning for Aboriginal Organisations (May 2016)

Top Tips for Managing Related Party Benefits (March 2016)

Top Tips for Joint Ventures

Top Tips for Recruiting an Independent Director for an Indigenous Corporation or Trust

Top Tips for Setting Director Remuneration for an Indigenous Corporation or Trust



AIATSIS PBC or Native Title Corporations Support -

AIATSIS - PBC Funding and Training Guide (WA and other States) -

PBC Essentials (Kimberley Land Council - 2017)


Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission -

Australian Indigenous Governance Institute -

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Islander Studies -

Australian Institute of Company Directors -

Governance Institute of Australia -

Indigenous Community Volunteers -

Institute of Community Directors Australia -

Indigenous Business Australia -

Social Ventures Australia -

Australian Governance and Management Program (APONT - in NT) -




Board Governance

Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission - "Governance For Good - The ACNC's guide for charity board members"

Commonfund Institute - "Governance Best Practices & Investment Policy Development"

FDIO and MG Corporation - "A CEO's Perspective - What independent directors bring to the table"

AIGI Indigenous Governance Toolkit

KPMG Director's Toolkit

APONT Checklist and Guide for using Independent Directors 

Governance and Native Title

Melbourne Law School - "Recent developments in tax and native title... and continuing issues"

National Native Title Tribunal - "Native title and the claim process: an overview"

The Tax Institute - "Tax and Native Title"

FDIO and Jackson McDonald - "Tax Treatment of Native Title Benefits"

Justice Connect Not-for-profit Law - "Defamation Fact Sheet"


Jackson McDonald - Busting Myths on Charitable Trusts

CEO and Management Tools

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Studies - "Maps to Success - Successful strategies in Indigenous Organisations"

Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations - "Remuneration - a report benchmarking the salaries of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations"


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The Forum for Directors of Indigenous Organisations (FDIO) is a professional network offering tailored information and support for all those engaged in the governance and operation of Indigenous corporations, trusts, businesses, joint ventures and community organisations.