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Local Decision Making
NT Police has developed a Service Level Agreement with Minjilang to ensure police services are based on the specific needs of the community.
NT Police is trialling Service Level Agreements with communities to ensure police services are based on the specifics needs of the community. These include Warruwi and Minjilang.
An alliance model of community governance operates in Wadeye. The Kardu Alliance comprises of delegates from six Wadeye Aboriginal owned organizations and is the voice for the people. Through the Alliance they exercise control of their community and their future. The Statement of Commitment signed in Wadeye 13 November 2018 which sees a regional approach to Local Decision Making. The region is be known as the West Daly Local Decision Making Region. This region includes the communities of Wadeye, Nganmarriyanga (Palumpa), Peppimenarti, Emu Point and Woodcupilidya. The West Daly Regional Council is also a signatory to the Statement of Commitment.
Green River Aboriginal Corporation in Nauiyu is progressing with LDM and meetings have been held with them. A report confirming social and economic priorities of the area formed the basis of meetings with both the Commonwealth and the Northern Territory Governments on 27 and 28 November 2018. Following these meetings, both tiers of Government met with the Green River Aboriginal Corporation in Nauiyu on 4 December 2018 to draft the LDM Multi-Agency Partnership (MAP) Agreement. The next steps are to collate feedback, incorporate suggested changes and prepare final version of LDM MAP Implementation Plan & Guiding Principles circulation and final review.
The Department of Education has a three year plan, and will establish Local Engagement and Decision Making (LEaD) committees in 34 remote community schools in 2019 with a further 20 to be established in 2020. DoE is in the final stages of establishing LEaD committees in 3 sites including Batchelor and Belyuen.
The Department of Education transferred Gunbalanya School to an Independent school with a board of local community members in 2017.
Gunbalanya School - Independent Public School
Gunbalanya School video transcript
Wadeye - Room to Breathe
Wadeye video transcript
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