Malcolm Turnbull’s university funding cuts are hurting Territorians.
Charles Darwin University has been savaged by a $30 million cut. This equates to a 8.1 percent decline in funding, effectively reintroducing a cap on uni places and limiting access to higher education for Territorians.
Young Territorians especially will be disadvantaged by the cuts and may have to […]Aug 02 2018
The decision to shift senior NDIS management out of the Territory raises serious concerns about the Government’s ability to deliver the locally-adapted services Territorians with disability need.
In the latest quarter, over half of all NDIS participants were using less than 50 per cent of their plan. This means people are missing out on the support […]Jul 18 2018
This week is Men’s Health Week, an annual event held each June. The theme for this year is Men and Families: Making Healthy Connections. The week will focus on activities that will celebrate the strength of men and boys, as well as inspire discussion about how they can better contribute to their health, and the […]Jun 11 2018
Federal Labor’s First Nations Caucus Committee will be in Katherine this week to talk with local people and organisations to get their input into Labor policies and commitment.Jun 06 2018
First Nations Caucus Chair, Northern Territory Senator Malarndirri McCarthy and Secretary Luke Gosling OAM MP, invited the committee to Katherine to ensure local voices and views are heard […]
A Shorten Labor Government will scrap upfront fees for 100,000 TAFE students in a move welcomed by the Member for Solomon, Luke Gosling.
The policy is part of a comprehensive plan to support TAFEs, vocational education and apprenticeships in the Northern Territory and across the country.May 30 2018
Labor will guarantee two-thirds of government vocational education and training […]
The Turnbull Government is continuing to politicise its City Deals program by prioritising some cities ahead of others based on the electoral cycle.
At Senate Estimates this week the Cities Division was unable to confirm precisely when Darwin, Hobart and Perth would finalise their City Deals, but was explicit that Geelong would receive its City Deal […]May 24 2018
58,000 people in Darwin and Palmerston will be up to $928 better off thanks to Labor’s bigger, better and fairer income tax cut, new data reveals.
Labor’s Tax Refund for Working Australians nearly doubles the tax cuts being offered by the Liberals.
With Labor, working and middle class Australians will pay less tax – because a tax […]May 23 2018
‘SEE YOU IN 5 YEARS’ – THE TURNBULL GOVERNMENT’S APPROACH TO NT INFRASTRUCTURE
The Turnbull Government’s deception over Territory infrastructure investment in Budget 2018 has been exposed during Senate Estimates hearings.
Despite CLP Senator Nigel Scullion’s best attempts to pull the wool over Territorian eyes, two days of Estimates have established the Budget did not include one […]May 23 2018
In May 2017 the Northern Territory Government and the Federal Government signed an MOU for a City Deal for Darwin. It’s now been one year since the MOU was signed and we’re still waiting.
Townsville’s City Deal was signed after just one month. Launceston’s City Deal was signed in seven months.May 18 2018
The Minister for Urban […]
Since the Turnbull Government cut 80 per cent of the staff from the NT Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) office in 2017, there has not been one NT site visit by the Indigenous Electoral Participation Program.
In May 2017 AEC CEO Mr Rogers said that the AEC was “very confident that we will be able to deliver a […]May 04 2018