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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 operates in over 25 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 RJCP program, mechanical workshops and homelands service delivery.


ALPA’s goal is to provide quality services with a commitment to local employment and training and has approximately 750 Indigenous staff across the group. 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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ALPA wins NT Training Awards Employer of the Year

In recognition of its strong commitment to Indigenous jobs and training, ALPA was awarded the Employer of the year award at the NT Training Awards on Saturday 29 August. Across the ALPA group, there are 933 employees, 83% 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 new sponsors for the Wanderers Football Club
ALPA is excited to announce that we have partnered with the Wanderers Football Club to become the first Women's and Youth Girls teams' sponsor. 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.   ALPA will also sponsor 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 our 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.

ALPA 2014/15 Annual Report Released
ALPA has released it's new look 2014/15 Annual report, giving an insight into the year that was, with articles and features on the wide range of activities and achievements throughout the year.
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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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