Thank you to all who provided feedback on the Implementation Plan for Remote Engagement Teams in the Northern Territory. The document has now been finalised.
Remote Engagement Teams in the Northern Territory are part of the Australian Government’s 10-year commitment to work with Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory to build strong, independent lives, where communities, families and children are safe and healthy. Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory is a $3.4 billion investment and responds directly to what Aboriginal people told the Government was important to them.
We know that part of building stronger futures for Aboriginal people is making sure we have the right structures in place for Government and Aboriginal people to work together. Remote Engagement Teams are part of the Australian Government’s commitment to work differently, and more closely, with Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory.
The Remote Engagement Team Implementation Plan sets out why the Teams are important, who works in the Teams, what Team members do, how they will work with communities, where they are located, how Team members are recruited and the outcomes to be achieved.
Remote Engagement Teams, with Indigenous Engagement Officers (IEOs), Government Engagement Coordinators (GECs) and Indigenous Coordination Centres, will help government to work more closely with Aboriginal people in the NT. They will also have a greater focus on strengthening engagement with local people and organisations and supporting community involvement in local planning processes and the delivery of programs and services in their community.
If you have any further comments or questions about the Stronger Futures Remote Engagement Teams please email the FaHCSIA Northern Territory Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org.