"It’s about having our voice heard... We need to, as communities, we need to have an input. We need our decision-making and ideas coming from us. We want to be empowered you know. We want to use this as a tool to be heard and we want to be able to achieve things in life." (Chris Reid, Irrunytju)
The NPY Regional Funding and Procurement Framework was developed in 2018 and provides Anangu leaders with a real say in how Government allocates funding, who delivers services, what programs are provided and how they are delivered in the region. This approach to Joint Decision Making puts the principle of ‘subsidiarity’ into practice - whereby the authority for deciding rests as close as possible to the people affected by the decision.
The Kulintja Kutju (one vision) Group is made up of senior and emerging Anangu leaders who come together to review ceasing grants and funding applications for the NPY region. The Group have developed tools to assess programs against Anangu-defined measures of need, impact and success. The results and recommendation of the Group are provided to the National Indigenous Australian’s Agency (NIAA) and the Minister for Indigenous Australians.
Anangu want to have more control over the programs that affect them, their families and their communities. We believe that when Anangu are empowered to have a genuine voice in program funding and delivery, the result will be greater transparency, efficiency and effectiveness and improved outcomes for all Anangu