NTPS Aboriginal employee forum

The Northern Territory Public Service (NTPS) Aboriginal Employee Forum (AEF) is a key initiative within the NTPS Indigenous Employment and Career Development Strategy 2015-2020.

The forum focuses on exploring current issues and challenges affecting Aboriginal employees within the NTPS. It also provides participants with the opportunity to discuss and contribute ideas into future employment and career development initiatives across the sector.

The first forum was held in Darwin on 25 October 2016, with 122 employees attending. Participants represented 16 agencies and were from a range of locations including Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Nhulunbuy, Groote Eylandt, Wadeye, Maningrida, Mataranka, Batchelor, Mary River, Timber Creek and Yuendumu.

Due to feedback from participants, the forum was extended to two days with an additional forum to be held in Alice Springs. The forum will continue to be based on a workshop style and numbers have been limited to 100 places.

The Alice Springs forum was held on Wednesday 31 May and Thursday 1 June, with 70 employees attending. The next forum will be held in Darwin on 7 and 8 November 2017. Please see agenda below for further detail and complete the nomination form to apply. Nominations close Friday 29 September 2017.

Darwin 2017

2017 AEF Agenda (200.1 kb)

2017 AEF Nomination Form (87.3 kb)


For more information on the forums, please read the evaluation reports below:

Alice Springs 2017 ATSI Forum Report (1.5 mb) 

Darwin 2016 ATSI Forum Report  (1.3 mb).


For further information or to register for the NTPS Aboriginal employee mailing list, please contact the AECD Division:

Phone: (08) 8999 4118

Email: aecds.ntg@nt.gov.au

Last updated: 30 August 2017