Closing the Gap for Indigenous Australians - Northern Territory - Government Business Managers 

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)



Key Elements

This measure provides for the employment of up to 65 Government Business Managers (GBMs) in 72 of the 73 prescribed communities across the Northern Territory (NT). GBMs are the face of the Australian Government Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) and facilitate the roll out of Australian Government and NT Government NTER initiatives.
 

Background

The placement of GBMs is a critical element of the implementation of NTER initiatives. Their role includes:

  • providing the key liaison and consultation point in communities, including communicating the NTER measures at the local level, engaging with elders, and working collaboratively with other government representatives, including at the Territory and local levels;
  • managing and coordinating the day-to-day activities of staff from different Australian Government agencies based in the community; and
  • providing feedback on progress and local issues and concerns to government and to the NTER Operations Centre. Their knowledge and information guides coordinated government action and decision making tailored to the particular needs of a community.

The community of Amoonguna is a prescribed community whose needs are addressed by the Alice Springs Indigenous Coordination Centre.


Implementation

GBMs can serve more than one community where this is logistically possible. Responsibility for more than one township means that around 65 GBMs are needed to cover the 72 prescribed communities. It is anticipated that all 65 will be in place by mid 2008.


Total Government Funding

The Australian Government has committed total funds of $30.8 million in 2008-09. Further activity will be informed by the outcomes of the NTER review later this year.
 

List of communities serviced by Government Business  Managers
  1. Acacia Larrakia
  2. Binjari
  3. Bulman
  4. Ali Curung
  5. Alpurrurulam
  6. Amanbidji
  7. Ampilatwatja
  8. Angurugu
  9. Areyonga
  10. Atitjere
  11. Barunga
  12. Belyuen
  13. Beswick
  14. Bulla
  15. Canteen Creek (Owairtilla)
  16. Daguragu
  17. Engawala
  18. Finke (Apatula)
  19. Gapuwiyak
  20. Galiwinku
  21. Gunbalanya
  22. Gunyangara
  23. Haasts Bluff
  24. Hermannsburg (Ntaria)

 

  1. Imangara
  2. Imanpa
  3. Jilkminggan (Duck Creek)
  4. Kalkarindji
  5. Kaltukatjara (Docker River)
  6. Kintore
  7. Kybrook Farm
  8. Lajamanu
  9. Laramba
  10. Maningrida
  11. Manyallaluk
  12. Milikapiti
  13. Milingimbi
  14. Milyakburra
  15. Minjilang
  16. Minyerri
  17. Mt Liebig (Watiyawanu)
  18. Numbulwar
  19. Mutitjulu
  20. Nauiyu
  21. Nguiu
  22. Ngukurr
  23. Nturiya
  24. Nyirripi

 

  1. Palumpa
  2. Papunya
  3. Peppimenarti
  4. Pigeon Hole
  5. Pirlangimpi
  6. Pmara Jutunta (Ti Tree 6 Mile)
  7. Ramingining
  8. Rittarangu
  9. Robinson River
  10. Santa Teresa
  11. Tara
  12. Titjikala
  13. Umbakumba
  14. Wadeye
  15. Wallace Rockhole
  16. Warruwi
  17. Weemol
  18. Willowra
  19. Wilora
  20. Wutunugurra (Epenarra)
  21. Yarralin
  22. Yirrkala
  23. Yuelamu
  24. Yuendumu

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