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Regional Highlights 2004-2005



Regional Highlights 2004-2005

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Tabled Papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled By Sydney Stirling


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Territory-w ide Regional Highlights 17 2004-05 Northern Territory Budget Supporting Business $28M to market and promote the Territory as a tourist destination, with programs directed at overseas and domestic markets $8.3M for First Home Owner Grants $7.2M to raise the payroll tax threshold for business from $0.6M to $0.8M from 1 July 2004 and then to $1M from 1 July 2005 $4M to facilitate the development of tourism infrastructure $2.7M to abolish the HIH levy, paid on workers compensation insurance premiums $2.2M for Building the Territorys Resource Base, to promote mineral and petroleum exploration $2.04M to assist eligible industry associations that support their industry or commercial segment $1M for investment missions led by the Chief Minister, and other marketing eff orts, to position the Territory as a great place to live, work and invest $1M for additional strategies in the horticultural, pastoral and fi sheries sectors to improve Indigenous economic outcomes $0.9M to service Indigenous and industry clients to ensure delivery of minerals and energy knowledge-building programs in remote regions $0.68M to promote and develop the Territorys capability to participate in and service petroleum and mining industries $0.6M for land and water resource management on pastoral properties $0.58M for defence industry support to attract, expand and enhance defence-related services and support industries including improving the Territorys skills $0.56M to produce a Seniors Card Tourism and Leisure Directory to promote Territory businesses to local and interstate seniors $0.49M for business enterprise improvement programs $0.4M to further develop the Territory Business Channel, online business licensing, registration and online payments, and other internet-based transactions between businesses and Government $0.17M for an internet-based payroll tax lodgement system $90 000 for a Licensed Motor Vehicle Dealers online system $0.36M for the Trade Support Scheme to assist fi rms with new opportunities and existing markets for international trade $0.36M for business information and support programs including October Business Month, Women in Business, Youth in Business and client consultations Jobs and Training $51.68M for the Charles Darwin University, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education and other service providers to deliver vocational education and training (VET) including: - $12.39M to support and train apprentices and trainees, including $0.98M for 200 extra public sector trainees - $0.66M to employ extra regional VET coordinators $1M for training and development opportunities for remote public sector employees to attract staff and improve retention, particularly nurses and teachers $0.83M to a total of $1.58M for new labour market programs $0.45M to complete the commitment to 5 Indigenous Community Fisheries Offi cers in coastal communities $0.35M for the Business and Skilled Migration Strategy to attract skilled workers and business from overseas Territory-wide In addition to the information specifi c to each region, there are some initiatives that cannot be accurately apportioned between regions, but that are nevertheless important and broadly relevant to all regions.