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.
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.
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.
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