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Northern Territory budget papers 2010 - 2011



Northern Territory budget papers 2010 - 2011

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2010/11 Budget paper


Northern Territory. Department of Treasury


Northern Territory budget papers; E-Journals; 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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8 Working Future 2010-11 Budget Working Future 2010-11 Working Future Infrastructure Highlights outside Territory Growth Towns $M Central Region Housing and Land Servicing 66.9 Indigenous Essential Services 18.0 Outstation Services 2.4 Transport 5.3 Police 9.4 Barkly Region Housing and Land Servicing 14.6 Indigenous Essential Services 4.2 Outstation Services 2.7 Transport 7.1 Police 10.0 Katherine Region Housing 13.2 Indigenous Essential Services 13.1 Outstation Services 4.0 Transport 9.9 Police 9.4 East Arnhem Region Housing 0.7 Indigenous Essential Services 13.3 Outstation Services 2.2 Top End Region Housing 9.7 Indigenous Essential Services 18.3 Outstation Services 1.2 Transport 3.7 $1.2 million to continue the implementation of a coordinated approach to patient care from hospital to community for Indigenous patients with chronic conditions; $0.8 million to upgrade the Borroloola health centre and $7.6 million to continue upgrades to health centres in other remote towns including Wadeye; and $0.3 million to continue the expansion of sexual assault referral centres in Darwin, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs and Katherine, and enhance services to remote communities. Early Childhood and Schooling The development of Territory Growth Towns into economic hubs relies on the availability of an educated, work-ready workforce. Working Future aims to deliver quality comprehensive education and training for Indigenous Territorians from early childhood to the transition to work, including improving numeracy and literacy standards. The 2010-11 Budget incorporates Territory Government and Commonwealth co-investment through the Smarter Schools Education National Partnership. To support early childhood education in 2010-11, Working Future includes: $17.7 million for children and family centres in Yuendumu and Gunbalanya and to continue centres in other remote communities; $3.6 million for 20 virtual early childhood integrated service hubs and Families as First Teachers programs in Territory Growth Towns, supported by establishment of an early childhood coordinator in each Territory Growth Town; and $2.5 million for mobile preschools. Schooling gains a significant boost through Working Future, including: $5.3 million to boost education and training in Territory Growth Towns; $5 million in 2010-11 for upgrades to remote schools in Maningrida, Hermannsburg, Elliott and Yirrkala and $10.2 million to continue upgrades in other Territory Growth Town schools including Galiwinku, Gunbalanya and Milingimbi; $2 million to upgrade homeland learning centres at various schools and $2 million to continue upgrades at other remote schools; $1.5 million to expand the @School Pilot, using virtual schooling as an alternative for senior secondary students; $0.6 million to continue the expansion of information technology capability in remote communities; and $0.4 million for additional office space for student counsellors at Gunbalanya and Nhulunbuy.