12th Jun 2013

Congress President encourages community participation

Are you a member of Congress? If you’re 18 or older, living in Central Australia and are Aboriginal, you can become a member and have your say.

In an interview on CAAMA Radio, Congress President William Tilmouth has encouraged the Aboriginal community in Central Australia to be involved and have input into an organisation which is vital to the lives of Aboriginal people.

"We do claim to be community controlled," Mr Tilmouth explained, "and one of the things that we do need to enhance is community participation, community involvement and community ownership. 

"When you're involved in Aboriginal service delivery, the participation of Aboriginal people makes that program a lot more successful, and from that you can grow and work with families.

"We're not about prescribing solutions, we're about listening and empowering people to be able to give us their solutions in the way that they want to give us," he said.

"It's about empowering the community to have agency in their lives and we want you, the members, to sign up if you live within the Alice Springs region," Mr Tilmouth concluded.

To be a member, you need to be:
• 18 years of age or older
• Aboriginal
• Usually living in Central Australia

Information for Members

Visit the membership page

Or drop into a Congress clinic or service and ask for a membership form.

More Information

Watch the interview with William Tilmouth online