Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory is the Australian Government’s $3.4 billion commitment to Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory to work in partnership with them over the next 10 years to drive positive change.
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 Tackling Alcohol Abuse Implementation Plan (Schedule D of the National Partnership Agreement) sets out detailed policy and financial undertakings that ensure alcohol measures in remote Northern Territory communities continue to be provided under Stronger Futures. This Plan commits the Northern Territory Government, through the Commonwealth’s investment of $36.874 million, to:
- Facilitate and support alcohol management planning in Alcohol Protected Areas;
- Ensure alcohol and prohibited material signs in remote communities and town camps are respectful;
- Enhance long term NT Liquor Act compliance in alcohol protected areas, community managed alcohol areas, regional centres and supply routes; and
- Collect, maintain, report and analyse specific agreed alcohol related data.
The signed Tackling Alcohol Abuse Implementation Plan PDF [7.75MB] is posted on the Federal Financial Relations website at as a commitment to accountability on the part of both governments.