Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation was established:
In recognition of the severe sickness, poverty, helplessness and distress experienced by Central Australian Aboriginal people as a result of dispossession of traditional lands, cultural disintegration and social and economic marginalisation.
The following are the objects of Waltja’s Constitution:
- To provide appropriate transportation, sporting, communications, health and disability, education and homemaker services to relieve the severe economic disadvantage and social, emotional and spiritual well being issues experienced by Central Australian people. This includes substance misuse, child protection issues, and all forms of violence including suicide and clinical mental illnesses.
- To provide administrative and related resources and programs to develop members of the Central Australian community’s capacity for self-management and self-determination.
- Facilitate community participation in the planning, management provision and evaluation of community based services in the Central Australian Region.
- To secure the provision of training, employment and related programs to alleviate chronic unemployment experienced by Central Australian people.
- To represent the views of Central Australia families, from children to the elderly, to arrest cultural disintegration within the Central Australian community.
- To provide and promote opportunities for members’ cultural expression to arrest disintegration within the Central Australian community.
- To undertake measures necessary to improve race relations and counter racial vilification, alleviate the social distress experiences by Central Australian people.
- To provide resources, administrative and related support to members in the establishment of initiatives and organisations, the objectives of which will reduce the levels of sickness, poverty, helplessness and distress experienced by Central Australian people.
- Identify opportunities and needs for the enhancement or extension of community based services to relieve the reliance on Alice Springs services.