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Stronger futures in the Northern Territory: report on consultations

Posted on: 26 October, 2011
Issue: Vol 11 No 4, October 2011 – December 2011
Related to Closing the gap Environmental health Health services Injury Policies Alcohol use Social issues Northern Territory

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)
Stronger futures in the Northern Territory: report on consultations
Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

This report summarises the consultations which took place with Aboriginal people across the Northern Territory (NT) between June and August 2011. The aim of the consultations was to hear what Aboriginal people thought about the government’s role in tackling the levels of disadvantage experienced, and what needed to be done to help build a stronger future for Aboriginal people living in the NT. The themes that emerged from the consultations included:

  • addressing school attendance
  • jobs
  • reducing alcohol-related harm
  • improving housing
  • taking more responsibility for their lives and communities
  • more effective and reliable services from all levels of government
  • more consultation with government
  • the implementation of the Northern Territory Emergency Response
  • the wish for a stronger future for young people.

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