The National Partnership Agreement on Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory gives effect to the Australian and Northern Territory Government’s commitment to work with Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory. It aims to support Aboriginal people, particularly in remote communities, to live strong, independent lives, where communities, families and children are safe and healthy.
Signed by the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, the National Partnership Agreement outlines nine supporting Implementation Plans to set out funding and commitments for each of the nine specific schedules.
This Alice Springs Transformation Implementation Plan (Schedule H of the National Partnership Agreement) sets out detailed policy and financial undertakings that continue initiatives from May 2009 to improve life outcomes for Aboriginal residents and visitors in Alice Springs, particularly in town camps, and to reduce homelessness.
Specifically, this Implementation Plan commits the Northern Territory, through Commonwealth investment of $12.871 million to continue:
- the Safe and Sober program;
- the Families and Schools Together, the Ready and Willing for School and the Indigenous Parent and Children School Engagement programs;
- the Domestic and Family Violence Outreach and the Integrated Response to Domestic Violence programs;
- the Targeted Family Support Service and the Youth and Community Centre programs; and
- the Intensive Tenancy Sustainability Program.
The signed Alice Springs Transformation Implementation Plan is posted on the Federal Financial Relations website as a commitment to accountability on the part of both governments.