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Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Programme (AACAP) lessons learned

Program 1.5 - Remote Australia Strategies
Activity type: 
Enabling activity: Lessons learned
September 2021
Last updated: 
20th October 2021

The Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Programme (AACAP) is a joint initiative of the Army and the NIAA that delivers projects in consultation with remote communities to improve health and living standards while providing important training opportunities for the Army. Each project has three components: construction, health and training.

The lessons learned review will involve NIAA regional offices and communities involved in the last five AACAP projects conducted from 2016 to 2021 at Laura QLD, Toomelah NSW, Yalata SA, Jigalong WA and Pormpuraaw QLD. The project will explore how communities are engaged in AACAP and how AACAP can improve social and economic outcomes, with a specific focus on addressing Closing the Gap targets.