Policy & Advocacy
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.
Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory (APONT)
Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory (APONT) is 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.
Aboriginal Resource & Development Service (ARDS)
Our work champions the importance of language and culture in developing self-empowerment for Aboriginal people. We provide a range of platforms for Aboriginal voices to be heard, and we support Aboriginal communities to become informed about, and engage on their own terms with mainstream services and systems.
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.
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.
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.
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 partnerships and supports Aboriginal organisations with their aspirations, long term independance and sustainability.
The Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commission promotes equal opportunity for all Territorians.
Established in 1993, we aim to eliminate discrimination from happening by raising awareness about individual’s rights and responsibilities under the Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Act 1992.
The Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commissioner is Sally Sievers.
The Commission has three main roles:
- Public education and training
We provide public education and training through a set program as well as tailored training to organisations and individuals.
- Handling complaints
We provide information about your rights and responsibilities under anti-discrimination law. We also accept, investigate and help resolve complaints of discrimination.
- Community engagement
We attend public forums, meetings and organisations to hear and share information about rights and responsibilities under the Act.
- Public education and training
Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC)
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, urban water & energy conservation, weed management, biodiversity conservation and waste minimisation.
Association of Alcohol & Other Drug Agencies NT (AADANT)
The Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies Northern Territory (AADANT) Incorporated is the peak body for Alcohol and Other Drugs treatment services in the Northern Territory.
As an independent, membership-driven, not-for-profit association, we work with our members to support and strengthen Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) service delivery for people who experience harmful substance use in the Northern Territory.
Our mission is to build and maintain a strong, sustainable and culturally diverse AOD sector that works together to reduce alcohol and drug-related related harm across the Northern Territory.
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:
- Promote and advocate for the profession of social work and AASW members
- Be a strong voice for social justice
- Build the professional capacity of members
- Uphold responsibilities for regulation of the profession
- Advance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social work
- Collaborate with international colleagues
- Provide responsible governance and management
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.
The Library holds a collection of books, DVDs and magazines about autism spectrum disorders.