About the Office of Aboriginal Affairs

The Office of Aboriginal Affairs (OAA) is the ‘single door’ into government on Aboriginal Affairs and provides whole-of-government strategic advice and coordination of Aboriginal Affairs at a local and national level.  The office works in partnership with Aboriginal people and communities, as well as other government and non-government organisations, to deliver improved social, economic and cultural outcomes for Aboriginal Territorians.

The office: 

  • is the secretariat for the Aboriginal Affairs Sub-Committee of Cabinet
  • leads whole-of-government strategic advice and innovative policy development on current and emerging Aboriginal Affairs policy matters at a local and national level
  • guides the integration and coordination of Aboriginal affairs service delivery, program and policy development, including future investment responses across the Territory by government
  • supports the enabling and encouragement of Aboriginal Territorians to participate in the NT economy, while fostering an ongoing connection to lands, languages and culture
  • builds, maintains and strengthens partnerships with Aboriginal people, remote communities, businesses, the private sector and non-government organisations.

The office sits within the Department of the Chief Minister, with the Aboriginal Affairs agenda a key focus for Government.  The Chief Minister, the Hon Michael Gunner, MLA oversees the portfolio, with support from two Assistant Ministers – Ms Selina Uibo, MLA and Mr Chansey Paech, MLA.

The work of the Office is guided by the APO NT  (Aboriginal Peak Organizations Northern Territory)  partnership principles.

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Contact

Office of Aboriginal Affairs
Department of the Chief Minister
GPO Box 2605
Alice Springs NT 0871

Phone: (08) 8951 5670
Email: oaa@nt.gov.au

Physical locations: 

Alice Springs office

Alice Plaza, Level 1
Todd Mall, Alice Springs 0870
Ph: (08) 8951 5670

Darwin office

NT House, Level 14
Mitchell Street
DARWIN  NT  0800
Ph: (08) 8999 8567

Last updated: 25 August 2017