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ALPA Chairperson appointed to two new Director roles

[by Charmaine Ingram]

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ALPA Chairperson Mr Micky Wunungmurra has recently joined the Northern Territory Indigenous Business Network’s (NTIBN) Board of Directors, as well as the Board for Aboriginal Housing Northern Territory (AHNT).

 

Expanding his executive leadership roles, Mr Wunungmurra is welcomed to the NTIBN Board by CEO Jerome Cubillo who says his experience and advocacy for Aboriginal people to achieve economic independence through business and enterprise opportunities is a win for the organisation.

 

“Mr Wunungmurra has long been an advocate for Yolŋu people across Arnhem Land. He is a strong voice to support blak businesses across the Territory and has done so, for decades. His experience aligns with NTIBN’s vision to also achieve self-determination through economic independence, expand Aboriginal business ownership and to support their success.”

 

Mr Wunungmurra says it’s important for Aboriginal people to collaborate and share our knowledge and expertise at an executive level.

 

“I’m pleased to join the NTIBN Board of Directors and contribute to the vision for Aboriginal-owned businesses in the Territory. I remember when there were only a handful of businesses owned by Aboriginal people in my day and now it’s exciting times for our business to thrive, succeed and be supported. We all have a common goal no matter what business you are in and that is to achieve a better quality of life for Aboriginal people.”

Mr Wunungmurra also recently attended his first Board Meeting with the peak body for Aboriginal Housing AHNT. As a previous Chairperson for Yolŋu-owned Bukmak Constructions, is pleased to be able to sit at the table and address Indigenous Housing issues in the Northern Territory.

 

“Remote housing shortages continues to be a major issue for our people. The quality of housing also needs to be addressed. We know that giving contracts to locally operated and owned companies, keeps jobs in communities and upskills our younger generations. I hope to be able to advocate for this, at that executive level.”

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