Disabilities and Multicultural Affairs Minister Ngaree Ah Kit was in Tennant Creek this week to meet with key stakeholders to ensure their voices are heard and represented in government decision-making.
Over two days she met with The Mob Aboriginal Corporation, Barkly Regional Council, Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation and the Barkly Disability Network to name a few.
“The Territory Labor Government is ensuring that Territorians living with disability, and especially those living in remote and very remote communities, are valued and respected, have support and access to opportunities, can participate in their communities and absolutely live their best lives,” she said.
“This type of on the ground engagement with frontline organisations who directly provide services, and also participants, enables me to be responsive to issues and challenges and to represent the real experiences of Territorians when advocating for reform of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and increasing Territorians’ access to services that will improve and enrich their lives.”
Following the Minister’s last visit to Tennant Creek in August 2022 to launch the Northern Territory’s first ever Disability Strategy and associated Action Plan, this visit included a number of meetings with Disability Service Providers and participants to ensure opportunities for access and inclusion are extended to all Territorians, no matter their circumstances or location.
This article appeared in Tennant & District Times, 20 January 2023.