11.5

Progress

25%

25% Complete.
Government approval of policy/process development.

That interpreters be used at all consultations with Aboriginal people for whom English is a second language. Interpreters must be appropriately supported to ensure that they understand the subject matter of the consultation.

Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by late 2020.

Reform area
Respecting community and culture
Project action
Ensuring respectful consultation, information, and negotiation
Lead agency
Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet

Action item update

Implementation progress

An Aboriginal Information Program Working Group has been formed with members from the NT Government, the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (AAPA), the Northern and Central Land Councils, industry representatives and the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

CSIRO has been engaged to independently develop a package of information regarding key areas of interest for engaging with affected Aboriginal people.

The Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet will  develop simple guidance on the best approaches to sharing information with Aboriginal people, including guidance on the use of interpreters.