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Galiwin'ku Community Council

Category: Organisation
Date To: 1 July 2008
Sub Category:Aboriginal Community Council
Place:Galiwin'ku Aboriginal Community
State/Country:Northern Territory, Australia
Summary Information:
The Galiwin'ku Community Council was the local government authority responsible for provision of most community services to the Galiwin'ku Aboriginal community, the largest of the remote Indigenous communities in north-east Arnhem Land.

However, in 2008 it was absorbed by the East Arnhem Shire Council as part of the large scale amalgamation process in the Northern Territory.

"The Council [was] comprised of representatives of each clan group that live at Galiwin'ku. The Council pursue[d] policies that reflect pride in Yolngu traditions, culture and the community, together with self-determination, empowerment and local management.

The Council's mission [was] to deliver services that provide protection to people and create a healthy environment where residents can enjoy a quality of life and opportunities for self-advancement. The Council also adopt[ed] the advocacy role for the community in the wider Australian context."

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