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Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA)



The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA) was established in 1972. It began as a co-operative of community stores in seven Arnhem Land communities and is an Aboriginal-owned organisation which provides benefits to its members from the successful operation of community retail stores.

The main focus of ALPA is on improving the health and nutrition of Yolŋu people in Arnhem Land communities.

APLA also runs Benevolent Programs, using the modest surplus funds generated from store operations to benefit the community. Financial assistance for ceremonies, education, medical escorts and community events can be obtained through these programs.

ALPA members are represented by a Board of Directors. Each member community has two representatives on the Board. ALPA's General Manager is responsible to the Board for the day to day operations of the corporation.

Abstract adapted from Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA)


Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation
70 O'Sullivan Circuit
East Arm NT 0828
GPO Box 3825
Darwin NT 0801
Ph: (08) 8944 6444
Fax: (08) 8944 6400


Last updated: 12 June 2017
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