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The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation, or ALPA, was established in 1972 as a co-operative of community stores in Arnhem Land. Today ALPA has grown to be the largest Aboriginal Corporation in Australia and operates in 27 remote locations across the NT and Queensland. With a vision of “unity through enterprise” ALPA now contributes to the development of local economies and indigenous business where they operate. Activities include: accommodation and hospitality in partnership with local families, training and employment services through the CDP program, construction, mechanical workshops and homelands service delivery.

ALPA’s goal is to provide quality services with a commitment to local employment and training and we have seen our overall staff grow to 1,180 employees of which just over 85% are indigenous. We aim to enhance social and economic development wherever we operate, while continuing to embrace our cultural heritage.

ALPA is governed by an Aboriginal Board of Directors made up of representatives from its member communities, embracing the highest standards of corporate governance.The Board governs the corporations’ vision, direction, policy, goals and objectives.

ALPA is financially independent and is not reliant on external funding or subsidies. ALPA self-funds business development to increase employment and improve services to the community.

ALPA is a benevolent corporation, funds are returned to the community in accordance with ALPA’s constitution to benefit its member communities. ALPA provides a diverse range of financial assistance for health and nutrition programs, ceremonies, education, medical escorts and community events.

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NT Traniing Awards Winner

ALPA wins NT Training Awards Large Employer of the Year for second year
In recognition of its continued commitment to Indigenous jobs and training, ALPA was again awarded the 2016 Large Employer of the year award at the NT Training Awards 2016. Across the ALPA group, there are 1180 employees, 85% of whom are indigenous.

ALPA would like to thank all of our members and employees for their valuable contributions and invite them to share in the success of this award.

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ALPA 2015/16 Annual Report Released
ALPA has released it's 2015/16 Annual report, giving an insight into the record breaking year that was, with articles and features on the wide range of activities and achievements throughout the year.
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Facebook and Phone Scam Educational Videos
To address the alarming amount of Facebook and Phone scams targeting people in Arnhem Land, ALPA in partnership with NT Consumer Affairs and TCU have created educational videos about Facebook and Phone Scams. View the videos below and help spread the word to address this problem.
Facebook Hunters
Facebook Hunters (Yolngu Matha Version)
Phone Hunters
Phone Hunters (Yolngu Matha Version)



Healthy Community Cooking Cookbook Freely available
ALPA has developed a Healthy Community Cooking book to assist people on communities with cooking healthy, nutritios meals with readily available ingredients. Published with the support of the Rrirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation, this book uses step by step picture instructions to make cooking easy.
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ALPA three year sponsorship deal with Wanderers Football Club
ALPA is proud to have partnered with the Wanderers Football Club to sponsor the Women's and Youth Girls teams. We are very proud to support these talented young women in this in one of the fastest growing areas of AFL Football in the Northern Territory.   As part of this deal, ALPA also sponsors the entire Wanderers Football Club support staff group. These volunteer staff  work  hard and do an outstanding job supporting players every week.  Wanderers and ALPA are planning for this partnership to grow and include opportunities for the players to travel to remote communities.  These visits will provide both Wanderers and ALPA a further way to promote healthy living and lifestyle in remote communities.

Mission Statement

 “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”

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ALPA Resolution

"We are Yol?u 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

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Chairman Message

"We are a Yol?u business organisation and proud of our achievements.

We are part of the wider Australian society and business community and in this we break down discrimination, false images and operate in a spirit of reconciliation"

Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra, OAM -
ALPA Chairman

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