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ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027

Details:

Title

ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027

Creator

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Collection

Anindilyakwa Land Council annual report; Anindilyakwa Land Council strategic plan; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2012

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Anindilyakwa Land Council (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Groote Eylandt -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Place of publication

Alyangula

Volume

2012-2027

Copyright owner

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/254602

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/529654

Page content

ALC 15 year Strategic Plan Executive Summary 13 proportion compared with Indigenous people in other parts of Australia (where fewer than five in 10 are smokers). Many Anindilyakwa people are also starting smoking as young as 10 years old. When asked why people smoke, the most common reasons were boredom, unemployment, lots of stress and copying others. Alcohol is also a big problem for Anindilyakwa people when off island. It is estimated that at any one time there are 100 to 150 Anindilyakwa people drinking in Darwin. During royalty, rent or holiday time, many go to Darwin to drink. Drinking on the mainland can cause considerable family problems and is also felt in the workplace as people are missing and a lot of money is wasted trying to bring them back. The ALC proposes that the next step is to convene a two-day summit on Groote Eylandt with the aim of developing a comprehensive and holistic strategy and action plan for addressing substance misuse. The core participants of the summit will be a cross section of community representatives from Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island. Representatives will also be invited from relevant government agencies (including senior NT police engaged in drug enforcement and intelligence, relevant Australian Government Health and Ageing and NT Health personnel), knowledgeable independent experts in the development and delivery of substance misuse strategies and relevant non-government agencies. The summits objective will be to develop a holistic action plan to substance misuse for the next five years, to be incorporated into the ALC Strategic Plan. CREATE SAFE COMMUNITIES The ALC is working with the Australian, NT and local governments and communities to make communities safer as part of the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Service Delivery. The development of a place based plan and strategies that address community safety concerns are actions within the Agreement for Angurugu, Umbakumba and Milyakburra. DEVELOP LEADERS There is a strong commitment within the ALC for long term planning that will provide the Traditional Owners with the capacity to take ownership of vital services for Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island in preparation of a future without mining. It is proposed that a Leadership Program is developed, which is open to Aboriginal employees across the Groote archipelago, regardless of the organisation they work in. This program would ensure that key positions within the ALC, GEBIE and its subsidiaries, East Arnhem Shire Council, Aminjarrinja, Groote Eylandt Aboriginal Trust and other organisation have a succession plan for Aboriginal staff to move into leadership roles.


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