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Budget papers 2010 - 2011



Budget papers 2010 - 2011

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2010/11 Budget paper


Northern Territory. Department of Treasury


Northern Territory budget papers; Reports; PublicationNT




Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).




Appropriations and expenditures; Periodicals; Budget; Finance, Public

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Northern Territory Government

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Northern Territory Government



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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591566; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591568; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591570; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591556; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591558; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591560; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591562

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9Working Future Child Protection In 2010-11, the Territory Government will spend an additional $14.7M to increase the capacity of child protection services. In addition to the expansion of the $7.9M joint police and family and community services Child Abuse Task Force, key child protection initiatives will include: $6.5M for new placement options, increased care places under the Care and Protection of Children Act and to meet additional costs; $3.9M for more child protection officers, support staff therapeutic and residential care; $2.5M for child and family services in Alice Springs and Palmerston; and $1.5M to increase the capacity of Aboriginal child protection and family services. Working with Communities Working Future aims to develop stronger communities that are responsible for the direction of their growth, health and safety. In 2010-11 Working Future will include: $9M over four years for priority projects identified in Local Implementation Plans being developed in Territory Growth Towns. This will be in addition to the Territorys share of a three-year $46M Commonwealth fund for projects in 29 Indigenous communities across Australia; $8M to provide advanced information technology services in Territory Growth Towns; and Commonwealth funding of $2.9M in 2010-11 to expand the Aboriginal Interpreter Service. The Territory will also work in conjunction with the Commonwealth and local government to plan the staged roll out of government business centres in Territory Growth Towns, providing residents with convenient access to a wide range of government services. The 2010-11 Budget will continue to support young peoples engagement in school through: $3.5 million to establish a comprehensive Youth Pathways service, with a focus on Territory Growth Towns, to support and monitor student pathways within and beyond schooling; $3.1 million to establish a 3-9pm after-school Indigenous language and culture initiative in very remote community schools; $2.3 million for student engagement programs such as Clontarf Football Academy and Sporting Chance; and $2.2 million for a Going to School enrolment and attendance strategy including the implementation of Family Responsibility Agreements. Working Future will support quality teaching in remote schools through: $21.4 million as part of the Commonwealths five-year commitment to fund 200 additional teachers; $2.3 million for additional teachers and assistant teacher positions; $1.9 million to consolidate and expand training and development for Indigenous educators, including $0.12 million for two Indigenous teacher scholarships; $1.7 million for English as a Second Language (ESL) training and support for teachers; and $0.4 million to support teacher quality through the establishment of a quality remote teaching service unit. Economic Participation The development of Territory Growth Towns into economic hubs in their regions requires the growth of commerce and industry, supported by a skilled workforce. In 2010-11, the Territory Government will continue to support the Commonwealths efforts to increase Indigenous economic participation through: $2.75 million as part of Jobs NT 2010-12, including: $1.5 million for Indigenous entry level employment programs in the NTPS including general and school-based apprenticeships and traineeships and supporting guaranteed employment for school leavers in remote communities; and $1.25 million to boost Indigenous employment programs targeting Territory Growth Towns. $4.7 million for Indigenous training and employment programs which provide relevant training linked to identified community jobs; $1.3 million to support Indigenous tourism entrepreneurs to develop new products with a focus on opportunities in Territory Growth Towns; and $0.6 million for the Indigenous Regional Development Program.