Tag Archives: funding

Loss of Community Safety Patrol in Central Desert

 

 

The Central Desert Regional Council stands to lose its community safety patrol program because of funding changes, writes Diane Hood (pictured), the CEO of the council. FULL STORY »

Fixing taps or fixing policy?

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After decades of arguing about remote housing, consultants are still paid well for big words while the people on the ground could be taught to fix the small jobs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Pictured: A kit to fix leaking taps. FULL STORY »

Indigenous gallery: Show me the money!

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The interest repayments on the Territory debt will be more than $10m PER WEEK in 2020/21. For our tiny NT population of just 245,000, this is not sustainable, writes MLA for Araluen Robyn Lambley. FULL STORY »

Lots of help for woman, none for the man

Support agency admits it’s a massive problem, writes distressed Alice Springs man. FULL STORY »

It’s not money that makes the NT political world go round

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Seats come cheap in the Territory, with only around $3m all up swirling around in declared campaign funding. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: On 2016 NT election night, Warren Snowdon takes a well calculated guess that Dale Wakefield will knock off Adam Giles. FULL STORY »

Batchelor doesn’t need Santa. It has Gunner and Scullion.

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Chief Minister Michael Gunner’s claims that his government honours transparency are hollow while he gives millions to an organisation which treats that principle with contempt. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

No Turnbull Christmas present for CDU

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Charles Darwin University expects to lose $5.5m in funding over the next two years, write Warren Snowdon (pictured)Luke Gosling and Malarndirri McCarthy. FULL STORY »

Government money for young people

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The Government is set to invest an additional $4.2 million to support youth services across the Territory, write Chief Minister Adam Giles (pictured), and Peter Styles (Minister for Young Territorians).

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Gap pedestrian crossing goes, Feds waive refund

 

 

UPDATE Wednesday, January 22, 1:45pm

An agreement has been stuck with the Black Spot Program for there to be no requirement for the NT Government to pay back the cost of installing the crossing, and that it will fund the additional safety measures for this area.

 

Yesterday’s report: The Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development will not be paying for the removal of the controversial pedestrian crossing at The Gap. What’s more, if the Territory Department of Transport removes the crossing, it will have to return the Federal Government $266,521 in Black Spot funding. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Work starts on removal of crossing.
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Questionmark over funding for Desert Knowledge

Desert Knowledge Australia (DKA) is in “in discussion” with the NT Government about its funding. Both the chairman, Fred Chaney, a former Coalition Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister, and CEO John Huigen are confirming this. Pictured: The Desert Knowledge precinct in Alice Springs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE Dec 5:

 

Mr Huigen announced today that the NT Government is undertaking its first review of DKA since it began operating under the Desert Knowledge Australia Act in 2003, saying: “This is a timely opportunity to actively demonstrate our practical achievements since we began 10 years ago as part of the Alice in 10 project.” FULL STORY »