ALPA is committed to local Indigenous
employment. This year we will spend over $8,000,000 in real wages, for over 600
Indigenous staff in the group. Our stores are the hubs of their communities and
a significant contributor to their economic development.
After commencing employment services in
July 2013 under the RJCP program, ALPA now has one of the highest participation rates
in the country, achieving over double the national rate. We have helped over
150 Yolngu into jobs since commencing.
ALPA is committed to improving the health
and well-being of our members. This financial year we are committing almost
$600,000 towards our nutrition programs including training, subsidies, and our
full time nutritionist Brittney on our senior management team.
The ALPA board of directors held their 2nd
quarter FY14-15 board meeting at Crab Claw Island from the 8th to
the 10th December.
They were honoured to receive the Chief Minister Hon Adam Giles on
their first sitting day to discuss issues in the East Arnhem region and how the
NT government and ALPA can work together for the benefit of the region.
Through its successful commercial operations, ALPA is able to self-fund benevolent programs for its members. We have committed $1,180,000 to our benevolent activities this year including Funeral support, health and nutrition, credit advice, business mentoring, freight subsidies and education.
“Our mission is to operate successful and responsible businesses emphasising local employment, training, career pathways, customer service and safety.
We strive to improve the health, quality of life, and economic development of our members, giving primacy to their cultural heritage, dignity, and desire for opportunity and equality with their fellow Australians”
"We are Yolŋu and we recognise the law that has existed since time immemorial over our land and people.
We will continue, as Directors, and through our Clan nations to seek recognition of our customary law and a harmony of laws in Australia which allows for order, good governance and peace for our people"
Resolution ALPA Board of Directors, 12th of September 2007