Policy & Advocacy

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    Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory

    The peak body for Aboriginal community-controlled health services in the Northern Territory. AMSANT works with the Government and communities to provide effective Aboriginal medical services and lobbies Government for positive changes that help to improve the health of Aboriginal people. The service advocates for equality in health focusing on supporting the provision of high-quality comprehensive primary health-care services for Aboriginal communities. AMSANT also provides representation on committees, forums, conferences, meetings, inquiries, commissions and seminars relating to Aboriginal health. As an independent, membership-driven, not-for-profit association, we work with our members to support and strengthen AOD service delivery for people who experience harmful substance use in the NT. Our mission is to build and maintain a strong, sustainable and culturally diverse Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) sector that works together to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm across the Northern Territory.

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    Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory (APONT)

    Aboriginal Peak Organisations Alliance An alliance comprising the Central Land Council (CLC), Northern Land Council (NLC), and the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the Northern Territory (AMSANT). The alliance works towards providing an effective response to key issues affecting Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory;

    • advocates practical policy solutions to government;
    • increases Aboriginal involvement in policy development & implementation;
    • expands opportunities for community control; and
    • strengthens networks between Aboriginal organisations in the Northern Territory.

    As an independent, membership-driven, not-for-profit association, we work with our members to support and strengthen AOD service delivery for people who experience harmful substance use in the NT. Our mission is to build and maintain a strong, sustainable and culturally diverse Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) sector that works together to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm across the Northern Territory.

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    Aboriginal Resource & Development Service (ARDS)

    Education & Communication Services

    Provides capacity building in indigenous communities through education, support services and advocacy for indigenous people. Community development and cultural-awareness workshops are provided.

    Health Education & Training

    Provides health education and training about basic health, germs & microscopy, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and trongyloides for indigenous people.

    Language, Education & Resource Centre

    Works on behalf of indigenous people and with other service providers to facilitate self-determination & management within the wider community. Services include a resource centre, education & workshops, social welfare assistance, public relations and liaison with government departments &community organisations.

    Radio Services

    The Yolngu Radio Station provides local language broadcasts across Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala, Darwin and Palmerston, addressing communities’ cultural knowledge base and the questions that indigenous people want answered. As an independent, membership-driven, not-for-profit association, we work with our members to support and strengthen AOD service delivery for people who experience harmful substance use in the NT. Our mission is to build and maintain a strong, sustainable and culturally diverse Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) sector that works together to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm across the Northern Territory.

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    Anglicare NT – Communities for Children

    Communities for Children (C4C) works with Community Partners,families and key stakeholders to improve outcomes for children and families experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage. As Facilitating Partner for the East Arnhem and Alice Springs regions,Anglicare NT supports local community and regional initiatives and collaborative approaches focused on cross sector cooperation,resource sharing and building child friendly communities. Community Partners are funded to deliver and / or develop evidence based activities to address service gaps and strenghten families.

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    Anglicare NT – Partnership Support Service

    The Partnership Support Service (PSS) is a social enterprise that works with Aboriginal organisations to deliver stronger services for community and reflects our commitment to listening,learning and walking together. The PSS is built on genuine partnerhsips and supports Aboriginal organisations with their aspirations,long term independance and sustainability.

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    Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC)

    Environment Centre The Arid Lands Environment Centre investigates networks, informs, provides advocacy and acts on environmental and sustainable-development issues applicable to the arid zone. The Centre is involved in range-lands management, urbanwater & energy conservation, weed management, biodiversity conservation and waste minimisation. 

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    Association of Alcohol & Other Drug Agencies NT (AADANT)

    AADANT is the peak body for Alcohol and Other Drugs in the Northern Territory.

    As an independent, membership-driven, not-for-profit association, we work with our members to support and strengthen AOD service delivery for people who experience harmful substance use in the NT.

    Our mission is to build and maintain a strong, sustainable and culturally diverse Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) sector that works together to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm across the Northern Territory.

    As an independent, membership-driven, not-for-profit association, we work with our members to support and strengthen AOD service delivery for people who experience harmful substance use in the NT.

    Our mission is to build and maintain a strong, sustainable and culturally diverse Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) sector that works together to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm across the Northern Territory.

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    Australian Association of Social Workers (NT)

    The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) is the professional representative body of social workers in Australia, with more than 12,000 members. It was formed as a national association in 1946. AASW (NT) currently has 220 members across the Territory and is the smallest of the Associations nine branches. A vibrant community of committees and practice groups support the work of the Association, we cater for the professional needs and interests of our social work members practising in a diverse range of fields, employment and locations. Vision: Working together for professional excellence and social justice. Purpose: To promote the profession of social work, advance social justice, uphold standards and build capacity of members. Pillars: In order to achieve our Mission, the AASW will:

    1. Promote and advocate for the profession of social work and AASW members
    2. Be a strong voice for social justice
    3. Build the professional capacity of members
    4. Uphold responsibilities for regulation of the profession
    5. Advance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social work
    6. Collaborate with international colleagues
    7. Provide responsible governance and management

     

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    Autism Northern Territory

    AutismNT is the peak body for Autism in the NT providing information, advice about services, support, education & training programs, parent support groups, library services, promotional materials and representation & advocacy for children, young people and adults with autism spectrum disorders.   Resource Library The Library holds a collection of books, DVDs and magazines about autism spectrum disorders. 

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    Central Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Unit (CAAFLU)

    CAAFLU provides culturally appropriate legal and support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced or are experiencing domestic and family violence or sexual assault.

    • legal advice and representation
    • advocacy
    • information
    • referrals
    • support

    CAAFLU’s Legal Services

    Family violence and Sexual Assault

    • Advice and court representation with domestic violence order (DVO) applications including variations and extensions
    • Assist victims in talking with police and understanding the court process
    • Assist victims in monitoring offender’s criminal proceedings and DVO breaches
    • Victims register applications

    Victims of Crime Compensation

    • Applications including increase and review applications for compensation

    Child Protection

    • Advice and legal representation to parents and/or extended family about their rights in relation to children
    • Care plan meetings
    • Negotiate with Territory Families in relation to contact
    • Family placement, kinship carers and reunification

    Family law/Parenting Matters (only where family violence exists)

    • Representation and advice on parents and family rights in relation to children
    • Court representation
    • Representation at mediation and referrals

    CAAFLU’s Support Services

    General Client Support

    • Client referrals to and support in accessing other services including medical, counselling, accommodation, financial and other relevant services
    • Crisis intervention including liaison with police, medical, accommodation and financial services
    • Safety planning
    • Arrange and prioritize the use of interpreters
    • Cultural advising/brokering
    • Housing support though assisting with priority housing applications, support letters and gathering supporting documentation
    • Providing information to other local services about legal issues related to family violence and sexual assault

    Community Legal Education

    CAAFLU develops and delivers community legal education to government agencies, non-government organisations, schools and other community stakeholders.

    Policy and Law Reform

    CAAFLU contributes to relevant policy and law reform initiatives on both a state and federal level.

    Organising and Engaging in Events both locally and nationally to raise awareness about family violence and to promote change in our community

     

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