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Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget



Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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162 Department of Resources Budget Highlights for 2012-13 Society $0.68 million for the Marine Ranger Program in Indigenous communities. $0.26 million for the Indigenous Fisheries Science Mentoring Program. Economic Sustainability $3.8 million under the three-year renewal of the Bringing Forward Discovery initiative to stimulate mineral and petroleum exploration and attract exploration investment in the Territory. $0.28 million to provide additional cattle inspection services to facilitate market access to eastern and southern Australia in response to changes in destination of Territory cattle shipments. $0.6 million co-funded by the Indigenous Land Corporation to provide extension and support services to Indigenous pastoralists through the Indigenous Pastoral Program. $0.5 million to expand markets for Northern Territory live cattle and horticultural products in South East Asia. $0.86million to improve mango export access to overseas markets and undertake initiatives to lengthen the mango yield period. $0.16 million to continue to establish commercial horticultural opportunities for re-use water in Alice Springs. $0.28 million to continue to develop a strategic plan and implementation activities in collaboration with Indigenous partners to provide sustainable small and large scale horticultural and forestry development. $0.55 million for the ongoing support of a fisheries support network in East Arnhem. $0.25 million to investigate the potential for a regional-based commercial fishery. Environment $1.47 million in 2012-13 as part of a four-year $7 million Commonwealth-funded program for site maintenance activities, ongoing environmental monitoring programs and specialist studies to develop an updated rehabilitation strategy for the former Rum Jungle mine site. $2.6 million for the sustainable management of the Territory aquatic resource.