Stronger Futures in the NT
Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory is a commitment by the Australian Government 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.
Stronger Futures is directed to improving the lives of Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory, particularly those living in remote communities and town camps, who experience much higher levels of disadvantage than anywhere else in Australia.
We are working with all levels of government and with communities in the Northern Territory to:
- improve services
- create more local jobs
- tackle alcohol abuse, and
- encourage children to go to school every day.
The Government will support Aboriginal organisations to deliver services under Stronger Futures and all services will be expected to employ local Aboriginal people wherever possible.
Complementing this investment, the Stronger Futures legislation aims to help deal with the issues that Aboriginal people have said are the most urgent.