|The Office of Indigenous Policy is an office of the Northern Territory Government. The OIP was established in July 2002 to provide independent whole-of-government strategic policy advice relating to Indigenous Affairs.
The OIP's role includes:
- raising awareness of Indigenous issues to ensure they are a fundamental and essential consideration across government;
- building the capacity of Northern Territory government and parliament to address Indigenous issues, including systemic issues;
- working with agencies across government to develop and implement strategic and targeted interventions in key areas such as governance, housing and infrastructure, health, education, safer communities and economic development;
- coordinating the development of policies and strategies to resolve outstanding and future land issues;
- communicating the NT Government’s policies to the Indigenous and wider community; and
- monitoring progress in overcoming Indigenous disadvantage. ('Office of Indigenous Policy, 2005).
The OIP does not adminster Indigenous programs in the community.
The OIP is located within the Department of the Chief Minister.|