Local Decision Making Agreement

The LDM is not a new idea for governments or communities. In the Northern Territory, for more than 20 years, municipalities have successfully assumed responsibility for the government`s provision of primary health services. Municipalities have also contributed to the management of their local schools, including the adoption of flexible school calendars based on cultural requirements, and the definition of co-decision agreements that allow the community to be guided at the supervisory level. What is new is that the government and municipalities are united in a true partnership to improve services and intergenerational outcomes in remote communities through the LDM. Community Control Continuum is an important tool for recognizing communities with different aspirations and allowing local people to develop local solutions to local problems. Through the LDM, the NSW government and The Regional Aboriginal Councils (regional Aboriginal alliances) enter into agreements (agreements) that require the parties to address mutually agreed priorities, including timetables, responsibilities and criteria for success. The return of decision-making to the Town Camp Residence will provide the backbone for children to be healthy, connected, well-trained and have every opportunity in front of them. Australia is one of the longest cultures in the world where Aboriginal people have inhabited the continent for at least the past 65,000 years. This link is no more noticeable than in the Northern Territory, where Aborigines make up 30.3 per cent of the population and about 50 per cent of the territory and 80 per cent of the coast are owned by Aboriginal people. More than 74,000 Aboriginal people live in communities defined as isolated or very isolated, with more than 100 Aboriginal languages and dialects, often making English a third or fourth language. In addition to the many linguistic and cultural groups, the Northern Territory is characterized by sparsely populated areas, large areas and harsh climatic zones that challenge the provision of government services and programs to territorial Aboriginal people. Thank you for your visit to the local decision-making site. LDM is currently undergoing a policy review.

The documents and other information on this page will continue to contribute to the general understanding of LDMs, but some areas may no longer reflect current practice.