Annual Report 2015 Motor Accidents (Compensation) Commission (MACC)
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Northern Territory Motor Accidents (Compensation) Commission SectionAnnual Report 2015 Page 13 Case study: Michael Long Centre road safety program The Michael Long Leadership and Learning Centre is changing the lives of young Indigenous Territorians. Based at TIO Stadium in Darwin, the state-of-the art sport, education and accommodation facility delivers leadership and personal development programs using sport to keep young teens motivated. The MACC has formed a unique partnership with the centre to help young people learn about road safety. With the indigenous population significantly over represented in road safety statistics, the Commissions investment in the partnership will see road safety awareness and education as a core component of the program. Teachers and others from the local community are involved throughout the week long camp so they can take the messages home with them. The centre was officially opened in March 2015 with a trial program in May and the role out of the annual program from September 2015. The Centre will engage with around 400 indigenous students each year aged 12-17 as they attend a week long, structured, tailored and measured educational program, delivered by professional educators in a safe, residential, sports themed facility. Its about taking a serious road safety message and creating engagement and connection through sport, art, hands-on activities and games. The aim is to create generational change in road user attitudes and behaviours to reduce death and serious injury. Key partnerships MACC works collaboratively with other road safety stakeholders such as NT Police, NT Government, St Johns, and partner with groups or organisations such as AFLNT to support their programs and encourage broader community support for road safety initiatives. Examples include: NTFL road safety activations CAFL road safety activations Michael Long Leadership and Learning Centre Drive Safe NT seed funding and on-going support Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology funding for NT Police Kidsafe NT
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