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




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Territory-w ide 2004-05 Northern Territory Budget 18 Regional Highlights Territory-w ide Regional Highlights 19 2004-05 Northern Territory Budget $0.63M for 10 VET and 40 higher education scholarships Safer Communities $16M to implement recommendations of the OSullivan Review Building Our Police Force $0.5M for the Northern Territory police recruitment campaign $4.42M for occupational health and safety training for industry, employers and employees $0.3M to upgrade the Work Health Information System $3.06M to begin implementing the recommendations of the Review of Adult Custodial Services $2.8M as part of extra funding for child protection services $2.7M for land titles, births, deaths and marriages registration, and estate and trust management $2.52M for Offi ce of Crime Prevention activities $0.4M in community crime prevention grants $5M for the Safe Pool Grant Scheme to improve pool safety $0.62M for support to victims of crime, witnesses and their families $0.5M for the Domestic Violence and Aboriginal Family Strategies $0.4M for counter terrorism security initiatives and equipment $0.15M to continue Northern Territory Drug Court operations Better Schooling $2.5M information technology infrastructure improvements in schools $2.9M for 40 extra teachers, completing the Governments election commitment $1.39M for community-based education organisations $1.27M to provide laptop computers for teachers $1.25M to expand the Accelerated Literacy Program to improve literacy for Indigenous students $1.2M to continue to employ Aboriginal Islander Education Workers in urban schools $1M for English as a second language coordinators for remote schools $0.96M in assistance to non government schools $0.75M to replace and upgrade domestic furniture in remote teacher housing $0.61M for a literacy and numeracy testing program for students in years 3, 5 and 7 $0.6M for the Territory Student Assistance Travel Scheme and for remote teacher housing Infrastructure Highlights $0.67M Blackspot road safety program to improve known danger areas $0.58M minor new works grants for Charles Darwin University and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education sites $0.9M renal facilities stage 2, to provide local, community-based renal services at selected locations across the Territory $3M Urban Enhancement and Heritage Program including landscape upgrades to shopping centres and other urban locations $0.5M National Highways road safety upgrade of selected intersections $13M for new, upgraded and replacement Government employee housing in remote localities $4.5M to improve the quality, amenity and security of public housing in urban centres $3M land servicing for housing in remote communities $1.56M Community Harmony Strategy short term accommodation and day centres, including refurbishment of existing facilities $0.5M for community crisis accommodation and medium-term housing $0.5M for improved recreational fi shing infrastructure, including access roads, boat ramps and car parking $20M for minor new works across all Territory agencies

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