Ministerial Statement Development and Progress of the Northern Territory University Hon. Fred Finch February 1997
Tabled Paper 3121
Tabled Papers for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT
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I BELIEVE, MR SPEAKER, THAT THIS IS AN INDICATOR OF THE OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY IN GENERAL, AND THE INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS COMMUNITIES IN PARTICULAR, FOR THE NORTHERN TERRITORY UNIVERSITY. INDEED, IT IS ONE OF THE BEST INDICATORS THAT THE NORTHERN TERRITORY GOVERNMENT WAS CORRECT TO PRESS FOR THE NEED FOR A UNIVERSITY FOR THE NORTHERN TERRITORY IN THE FACE OF CONSIDERABLE OPPOSITION FROM THE THEN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. MR SPEAKER, REGARDING STUDENTS AT THE NTU, YOU WILL RECALL THAT WHEN THE UNIVERSITY WAS FIRST ESTABLISHED, MANY PARENTS WERE SCEPTICAL ABOUT SENDING THEIR CHILDREN TO NTU, BELIEVING THEY WOULD GET A BETTER EDUCATION IN THE SOUTHERN UNIVERSITIES. I AM PLEASED TO REPORT THAT THIS IS NO LONGER THE CASE.
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