Territory Stories

Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993



Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993

Other title

Tabled Paper 1888


Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Marshall Perron


Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.




Tabled papers

File type




Copyright owner

See publication



Parent handle


Citation address


Page content

T he N a tio n a l W om en's Forum The N orthern Territory W om en's Advisory Council is rep resen ted on th e N ational W om en's Forum w hich m eets annually . The W om en's Forum com prises the Convenor an d Executive Officer of each S ta te an d T erritory W om en's Advisory or C onsultative Council, together w ith the Convenor, D eputy C onvenor and Executive Officer of the N ational W om en's C onsultative Council. B u sin e ss W om en s C o n su lta tiv e C ouncil An im p o rtan t a rea of econom ic grow th is the increase of en trep ren eu ria l en te rp rise am ong wom en. W omen cu rren tly own one-th ird of A ustra lia 's sm all b u s in e sse s and th a t figure is increasing a t th ree tim es th e ra te of m en. Of the 2 .5 million people w orking in sm all b u s in e sse s in A ustra lia in 1989-90, m ore th a n one million or forty per cen t were w om en. T he M inister for In dustries and D evelopm ent h a s estab lished a B usiness W om en's C onsultative Council, com prising th irteen w om en from u rb a n an d ru ra l N orthern Territory. The Council will provide advice to the M inister on b u s in ess w om en's initiatives and perspectives and the im pact of econom ic developm ent issu es on w om en in b u sin ess . A b o rig in a l A re a s P ro tec tio n A u th o r ity The A boriginal A reas Protection A uthority Board, p u rs u a n t to section 6 of th e Northern Territory Aboriginal Sacred S ites A ct 1989, h a s a n equal n u m b e r of five Aboriginal w om en an d five Aboriginal m en who are nom ina ted by the Land C ouncils. The A uthority reflects the trad itiona l b a s is of Aboriginal decision-m aking, an d enab les the A uthority to resp o n d to Aboriginal w om ens concerns.