Community Control is a process which allows the local Aboriginal community to be involved in its affairs in accordance with whatever protocols or procedures are determined by the Community.
The term Aboriginal Community Control has its genesis in Aboriginal peoples’ right to self-determination.
By definition, organisations controlled by Government to any extent are excluded.
“Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service” means:
Aboriginal community controlled health services are incorporated Aboriginal organisations, initiated and based in an Aboriginal community. They are governed by a representative Aboriginal Board of Management which is elected by the local Aboriginal community. They deliver holistic and culturally appropriate health and well-being services to the Aboriginal community which controls them.