Daphne Daniels from Ngukurr

Responding to a question about how the community can find out about the engagement and communication occurring in the Local Authority meetings, Daphne talks about the burden placed on a small number of community members being expected to communicate messages to the whole community.

“They [the LA meeting] should do the message because I myself am struggling to do the message from here to there as a Local Authority member. I have found it is too much for me.”

Daphne is talking about government-community communication. L.A. members are finding it difficult to carry the burden of explaining to others in the community what has been happening at the meeting. It may be useful to address this issue by re-negotiating whose responsibility this is, and/or other possible message exchange mechanisms.