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Historic homeland local decision making agreement signed



Historic homeland local decision making agreement signed


Gunner, Michael Patrick Francis; Uibo, Selena Jane

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Australian Labor Party


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Aboriginal communities

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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government

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Health and community wellbeing; Infrastructure and housing; and Culture and heritage. Local Decision Making is the Territory Labor Governments ten year plan to return Local Decision Making to Aboriginal communities by empowering Aboriginal people to determine service delivery models that work best for their community and region. LDM seeks to transition services and programs to community control where appropriate and desired. Quotes from Chief Minister Michael Gunner: The residents of Werenbun truly are leaders in the Local Decision Making space. Their dedication to improving services and wellbeing for their Homeland have paved the way for todays historic signing. I congratulate the Member for Arnhem, JAAC and Werenbun for working together to make this vision a reality. Quotes from Minister forTreaty and Local Decision MakingSelena Uibo: We are making history today, and this Agreement will provide an example for other homelands about what successful Local Decision Making at a homeland level looks like. We are empowering Aboriginal Territorians to embrace their futures, to decide what service delivery looks like for their communities and tell us as Governments what we can do to support their self-determination. The opportunities provided through this Agreement will make a profound difference to this community and Im looking forward to following this historic journey.

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