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.
Galinwin'ku FUN RUN
ALPA in partnership with Cool Ridge is proud to be sponsoring the
inaugural Galiwin‘ku Fun run on the 19th September. Supplying water,
funding, and merchandise for the event, ALPA see the positive health messages
from exercise and drinking healthy as great for the Galiwin‘ku community.
ALPA is committed to local Indigenous
employment. This year we will spend over $8,000,000 in real wages, for over 450
Indigenous staff in the group. Our stores are the hubs of their communities and
a significant contributor to their economic development.
Napranum Store Opening
After trading for a couple of weeks the Napranum store had its official opening on Thursday 14th August. Located a short distance from Weipa, the
community finally has a store to call its own.
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.
Our mission is to conduct an efficient retail business emphasizing customer service, nutrition, staff development, training and education.
We strive to enhance the social and economic development of our members, giving primacy to their cultural heritage, dignity and desire of 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