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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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DEBATES-Wednesday 20 August 1975 Primary Producers Board Plumbers and Drainers' Board Soil Conservation Committee NT Architects' Board Hospital advisory boards Other boards Veterinary Surgeons' Registration Board Electricians' Registration Board Place Names Committee SOCIAL WELFARE A total of$l, 171,000 has been made avail able this year for general welfare services under the control of the Social and Commercial Affairs Division of the Department of Northern Australia against an actual expenditure in 1974-75 of$894,415. This will provide for the maintenance of state wards and other children, assistance to missions for the care of children and the care of those people in necessitous circumstances. Honourable members will note that provision has been made in the civil works program for the construction of juvenile training and care centres in Darwin and Alice Springs. CYCLONE RELIEF Up to 30 June a total of $74,737,182 has been expended on Darwin relief and rehabilitation following in the wake of Cyclone Tracy. Among the papers I have tabled is a breakdown of the various components which reflect the contribution of all departments concerned. Specific provision under the Department of Northern Australia in 1975-76 allows for a continuation of the program as follows: Evacuation of population repatriation hire of"Patris" provision of consumable stores other than food storage of personal effects reimburse costs NT Port Authority . . . . postage and telephone concessions .... $ 369,500 200,000 1,952,300 75,500 125,000 1,176,000 650,000 $ 5,000 2,000 5,000 1,500 5,000 1,500 provision of emergency food supply . . . . . . . 461 $ 47,000 $ 60,000 4,608,300 CAPITAL WORKS AND SERVICES $ Darwin business relief scheme purchase of caravans Total relief: 2,250,000 4,700,000 6,960,000 11,558,300 DARWIN RECONSTUCTION COMMISSION The Darwin Reconstruction Act 1975 was assented to on 28 February 1975. Until that time an interim commission operated, the administrative expenses of which were $32,326. Provision was then made for the balance of 1974-75 for the operations of the commission: Administrative expenses . . Capital works and services $ 200,000 1,000,000 The Darwin Reconstruction Commission is directly responsible to the Minister for Northern Australia for all projects in relation to the reconstruction of Darwin with the exception of those required for autonomous government authorities. In more specific terms the commission has assumed financial responsibility as from 1 July 1975 for: (a) All reinstated and new works of client departments within the Darwin area which, up to date, were under the control of the Department of Housing and Construction in the civil works programs.

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