After commencing employment services in
July 2013 under the RJCP program, ALPA now has the highest participation rate
in the country, and achieved over double the national rate. We have helped over
150 Yolngu into jobs since commencing.
STRONGER LONGER PROUDER TOUR
ALPA supported The Jimmy Little Foundation on Stronger
longer prouder Tour across East Arnhem Land. Workshops on healthy eating and
school programs were followed by Rock concerts across 5 communities which
entertained local people and sent a positive message to Stay Stronger Live
Longer and Be Proud!
CERT III RAMINGINING GRADUATION
Congratulations to the team at Ramingining who have
recently completed their Certificate III in retail. ALPA provides on the job
training and certification in retail for all part time and full time employees.
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.
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