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Ministerial Statement Foundations for our Future Preserve and Build on the lifestyle of all Territorians



Ministerial Statement Foundations for our Future Preserve and Build on the lifestyle of all Territorians

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Tabled Papers for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Denis Burke


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8 young people for recreation, and for their valuable input to future directions for our community. Accordingly, the Government as part of the strategy of implementing this foundation is seeking to establish a youth development (cadets) program. In addition, we are considering the establishment of a recreational resource library where leisure equipment such as tents, pool tables, canoes and other equipment would be available for loan. The employment of youth officers in all major regional centres will be considered. A study on the feasibility of publishing an annual magazine targeted at young Territorians will be undertaken. The Government will actively promote with regional newspaper editors the creation of newspaper space devoted solely to young Territorians and issues of importance to them. Mr Speaker, part of the unique lifestyle that Territorians enjoy, and wish to preserve, can be attributed to the very large number of cultural groups resident in the Territory. The contribution of each of these groups to our wonderful way of life cannot be under-estimated. It is indeed significant. Mr Speaker, in recognition of the Territorys ethnic diversity a Language and Culture in Business Conference is to be organised for both Alice Springs and Darwin. In addition, Mr Speaker, the Government will sponsor a new component of mainstream annual awards categories for Ethnic Business Person; Ethnic Person; Aboriginal Business person; - - Aboriginal Person; and Ethnic/Aboriginal Community of the Year. Mr Speaker, I now turn to urban living. The Territorys major population centres Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Nhulunbuy each have their own special appeal. Each of them has areas of natural beauty right on their doorsteps. They each have the major facilities, services and opportunities that are available in cities and towns elsewhere in Australia.