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Debates Day 4 - 20 August 1975



Debates Day 4 - 20 August 1975

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Parliamentary Record 5


Northern Territory. Department of the Legislative Assembly


Debates for 1st Assembly 1974 - 1977; Parliamentary Record; ParliamentNT; 1st Assembly 1974 - 1977




Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory





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pages 457 - 498

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory



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460 ASSISTANCE TO INDUSTRY The Australian Government has provided support to the primary industries of the Northern Territory by the provision of$6.2m for the operation of the Resources Development Division of the Department of Northern Australia including an amount of $507,000 for continuation of the bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis eradication campaign. In addition, $966,000 has been provided for assistance through the Primary Producers Board of which $600,000 is for carry on finance, $130,000 for rural reconstruction and $236,000 for other loans. A coastal shipping subsidy of $48,000, balance of flood relief payments of $14,000 ofa total of $179,000, and assistance under the water supply development ordinance of $55,000 has also been provided. Honourable members will note that assistance by way of a loan was provided to Katherine Meatworks of $1 ,400,000 in 1974-75. LOANS AND GRANTS TO ORGANISATIONS The government has again supported the activities of community groups this financial year to the extent of$485,000 for the YMCA, YWCA, and other young people's centres, and loans to church organisations for the continuing development of accommodation centres for young working people. DEBATES-Wednesday 20 August 1975 Contributions have also been made to show societies and for the development, upkeep and operation of public recreation reserves under the control of the trustees throughout the Territory. ASSISTANCE TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES $996,000 has been made available under the operational votes for assistance to the Corporation of the City of Darwin and the Corporation of the Municipality of Alice Springs, made up as follows: Operational subsidy-Darwin Capital subsidy-Darwin Operational subsidy-Alice Springs Setting up grants-Alice Springs Capital Subsidies-Alice Springs Municipal Depot-Alice Springs $ 290,000 225,000 215,000 195,000 51,000 20,000 The Australian Government has also pro,:ided an amount of $100,000 for payment in heu of general rates (including street lighting) in respect of government staff residences; a reduction from expenditure in 1974-75 for obvious reasons. Assistance has also been provided for the construction of roads, footpaths and drainage works-Darwin $350,000, Alice Springs $1,039,000, a total of $1,389,000. The overall total is $2,485,000. BOARDS The programs envisaged by the various boards for development, maintenance and oper ation have attracted a total appropriation of$2.6m made up of: NT Museums and Art Galleries Board operational expenditure NT Reserves Board capital expenditure operational expenditure less estimated revenue NT Betting Control Board payments to racing clubs/charities operational expenditure NT Tourist Board operational expenditure NT Advisory boards details are: Land Board and Land and Valuation Tribunal Town management boards (Katherine and Tennant Creek) Building Board Town Planning Board Consumers' Protection Council Workers' Compensation Tribunal $ $ 350,000 880,000 625,000 210,000 1,295,000 292,000 7,000 299,000 625,000 5,000 2,400 4,500 4,500 7,000 3,600

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