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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A POINTER TO ITS SIGNIFICANCE LIES IN THE FACT THAT THE STAFF AND STUDENTS OF THE INSTITUTION ACCOUNT FOR MORE THAN 12.5 PERCENT OF DARWIN'S POPULATION. MR SPEAKER, IT WOULD BE A MISTAKE, HOWEVER, TO IMAGINE THAT THE UNIVERSITY ONLY SERVES THE DARWIN AND PALMERSTON REGIONS. THE UNIVERSITY SERVES THE COMMUNITY TERRITORY WIDE. IN TEACHING, TRAINING AND RESEARCH, THE NEEDS OF TERRITORIANS OUTSIDE OF THE MAIN CENTRES OF POPULATION ARE MET. THE NTU IS NOW PHYSICALLY PRESENT IN SOME OF THE REMOTEST AREAS IN AUSTRALIA, WHICH HAPPEN TO BE LOCATED IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY. MR SPEAKER, ONE OF THE MANY BENEFITS OF HAVING A UNIVERSITY LOCATED IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY WHICH IS SOMETIMES OVERLOOKED IS THE CONTRIBUTION THE NTU MAKES TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY ECONOMY.
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