The Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet is committed to creating strong connected communities leading change for their regions.
There are a number of key projects coordinated by the Office of Aboriginal Affairs in addition to the following key areas of focus:
The Northern Territory Government has committed $1.3 million to commence government’s Local Decision Making agenda.
Local Decision Making is a 10 year commitment to transfer, where possible, government service delivery to Aboriginal people and organisations based on their community aspirations.
It is about government, Aboriginal representative organisations and Aboriginal people working together on:
- Local Government
- Education and Training
- Looking after children
- Law and Justice.
The Northern Territory Government has committed to discussions on developing a Treaty in the Northern Territory with Aboriginal Territorians. The government’s new approach to Aboriginal Affairs focuses on empowerment, engagement, and capacity building to support treaty or agreement making.
The NT Government has developed an Aboriginal Land and Sea Action Plan to better coordinate Aboriginal land and native title matters across the Northern Territory, and ensure land and sea ownership to delivers on the economic and social aspirations of Aboriginal Territorians.
The Action Plan contains 10 actions the NT Government wants to implement in partnership with Traditional Owners, land councils, the Commonwealth Government and other affected stakeholders.
Actions range from resolving outstanding land claims and developing comprehensive native title policies, to supporting economic development and employment opportunities on Aboriginal land.
While everyone has their own priorities and views, we need to work together wherever possible, not just for the benefit of Aboriginal Territorians, but for all Territorians.
The Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS) provides registered and professional Aboriginal interpreters. They are here to help to make sure your story in understood.
You can use an interpreter for anything like talking to Centrelink, a doctor or to housing, not just for court. Interpreters are fully trained so they keep your story secret and don’t take sides. To book an Aboriginal interpreter, call 1800 334 944.
You can book an Aboriginal language interpreter to work anytime - 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Interpreter services include:
The Aboriginal Interpreter Service does not translate written documents.
The Aboriginal Interpreter Service in the Northern Territory (NT) has:
- about 30 interpreters on staff covering the major languages of the NT
- more than 270 active casual interpreters covering close to 100 languages and dialects
- seven trainers from backgrounds such as linguistics, health, adult education and law.
The Aboriginal Economic Development Field Officers Network is an informal network providing a platform and environment to bring together Territory Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people who work directly with Aboriginal communities on economic development activities.
Joining and attending network meetings is free. Up to six meetings will be held in 2019 in both Darwin and Alice Springs with dates selected to complement other Aboriginal economic development scheduled events.
The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation (DTBI) supports the network which provides the opportunity to:
- establish and strengthen professional connections and relationships
- share and improve information on innovative economic development practices and approaches
- increase awareness and knowledge of strategies, policies, initiatives and service delivery activities, which specifically support Aboriginal economic development and effective service delivery
- encourage stakeholders and partners to work collaboratively to drive growth in the Aboriginal economic development sector across the Northern Territory and
- improve the profile and visibility of stakeholders working in the Aboriginal economic development sector.
In between meetings, network participants are encouraged to communicate directly with each other through email and receive updates through the Developing the North LinkedIn page. All participants are encouraged to provide material for sharing to the network.
To join the network please fill in the registration form.
For further information on the Aboriginal Economic Development Field Officers Network contact DTBI’s network project officer by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 08 8999 6392.
Last updated: 12 June 2019
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