This report provides a summary of the feedback from discussions held in the Northern Territory from late June to mid-August 2011.
Consultations to discuss stronger futures in the Northern Territory were held between June and August 2011. This report provides an opportunity for all Australians to understand what Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory told the Australian Government during those discussions.
Several strong common themes and messages emerged. Participants identified addressing school attendance, jobs, reducing alcohol-related harm and improving housing as the top priorities for action to build stronger futures for people and communities.
Meetings were held in almost 100 Northern Territory communities and town camps to hear what Aboriginal people had to say. Public meetings were also held in major towns.
Indigenous Engagement Officers and Government Business Managers held over 370 meetings with individuals, couples, families and groups to ensure everyone who wanted to have their say had the opportunity to do so.
This report summarises those discussions.