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GOOD GOVERNANCE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS - APO NT

Posted: Thu, April 16, 2015

A new website is now available to give NT Aboriginal organisations access to a range of governance and management services and resources.

The Aboriginal Peak Organisations NT (APONT) Aboriginal Governance and Management Program today launched its website: aboriginalgovernance.org.au .

Website visitors can join the Program’s CEO/Board network, register for upcoming workshops or download reports of the Program’s past workshops held across the NT for over 150 people so far.  They can download best-practice governance and management resources. 

“The website is very important for remote, isolated and often poorly resourced Aboriginal organisations who are nevertheless doing a big job collectively, servicing and employing many Aboriginal people,” said Program Manager David Jagger. “At this website, organisations can instantly get governance and management resources and tools while linking to other supports this Program offers, like our regional workshops or referrals to pro bono legal help.

“Our Program also provides concentrated support over 12 months at four selected organisations as demonstration sites for strengthening governance. But now many other NT Aboriginal organisations can better access our range of additional services.”

Online resources include corporate policy templates, governance health checks, links to leadership courses, legal advice on incorporation regimes, case studies on organisational structures that work and inspiring articles on governance that wins awards or boosts Aboriginal employment.

“All these resources and access to other Program supports will help reduce the isolation NT Aboriginal organisations can suffer from,” said Mr Jagger. “This will help build their strength, which is critical for remote community well-being.”

The Program is Australian Government funded until mid-2016, after which it is seeking financial backing to become a more permanent Centre for NT Aboriginal Governance and Management. Go to aboriginalgovernance.org.au/get-involved.

For more information and interviews, contact David Jagger on 0400 914 957.