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Budget 2010 delivering now for Arafura families



Budget 2010 delivering now for Arafura families


McCarthy, Malarndirri; Scrymgour, Marion

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Australian Labor Party


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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government

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$27.1 million from the Commonwealth for additional Police in Remote Areas $44.4 million for the completion of new Police stations at Ramingining Gapuwiyak, Yarralin, Arlparra and Imanpa, supported by the Commonwealth $7.9 million to continue the expansion of the Child Abuse Task Force $4.9 million to upgrade existing and construct new cyclone shelters across Territory coastal communities $1.5 million to increase the capacity of culturally secure Aboriginal child protection and family support services $300,000 for Remote Area Corrections Officers $1 million for the establishment of Northern Territory Emergency Services volunteer units in Growth Towns A $14.7 million increase in the capacity of child protection services in the Territory will also greatly benefit remote communities. EARLY CHILDHOOD AND EDUCATION The Henderson Government continues its commitment to improve education outcomes for Indigenous Territorians with Budget 2010. Budget 2010 provides $17.6 million for four Child and Family Centres, including centres in, Gunbalanya, Maningrida and Ngukurr. The Maningrida and Gunbalanya centres will provide families with access to a range of parenting and family support programs. The centres will provide a multipurpose space for family and community activities and include a childcare centre built to licensed standards for up to 50 children. Maningrida School will also receive $1.25 million for upgrades to the primary school block and the teacher prep area in the secondary block. Warruwi School will receive $300,000 to innovate school learning environments determined in consultation with the school community. Under the Henderson Governments Working Futures Budget 2010 also delivers: $21.4 million as part of the Commonwealths five-year commitment to fund 200 additional teachers $3.6 million for 20 virtual early childhood integrated service hubs and Families as First Teachers program in the Growth Towns $2.5 million for mobile preschools $5.3 million to boost education and training in Territory Growth Towns $2 million to upgrade Homeland Learning Centres Media Contact: Ursula Raymond 0457 825 507

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