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The Northern Territory news Mon 25 Jan 2021



The Northern Territory news Mon 25 Jan 2021

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.

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MONDAY JANUARY 25 2021 NEWS 05 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA crime and life expectancy. In Worlds Apart: Remote Indigenous disadvantage in the context of wider Australia, author Ms Price, who is also director of the CIS Indigenous Research Program, outlines the vast gap between communities with a higher proportion of Indigenous population and the rest of Australia in a range of categories, including life expectancy, school attendance, education levels, employment, health and crime especially domestic violence. Across all states and territories examined, these crimes occur at twice the rate and higher for communities that have 50 per cent or more Indigenous population, she said. Alarmingly, in some states and territories, domestic violence and assault outstrip the rate of all other crimes. Unemployment in very re mote communities is 29 per cent, as opposed to three per cent for non-Indigenous unemployment in those communities. Nationally, Indigenous Australians experience three times the unemployment rate of non-Indigenous Australians. This has a knock-on effect, given that employment has a direct impact on school attendance and crime rates. The paper reveals school at tendance has declined across all states and territories to 82 per cent, compared to the rest of Australia at 92 per cent. In the Northern Territory, the Indigenous school attendance rate has declined even further to 63 per cent. Life expectancy also has not improved, with Indigenous women in remote communities living up to 69.6 years, compared to Indigenous women in cities at 76.5 years. The Indigenous gap widens UNEMPLOYMENT sits at 19 per cent for Indigenous Australians living in regional and very remote Australia, as opposed to just under 7 per cent for non-Indigenous, according to a new paper released today, written by Alice Springs deputy mayor Jacinta Price. It is just one of many issues facing Indigenous Australians, the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) paper reveals. The Indigenous population also faces dire rates of violence, respective figures for men are 65.9 and 72.1 years. The Closing the Gap plan has done very little to address disadvantage for Indigenous Australians living in remote and very remote communities, Ms Price said. In 2021, it is unacceptable that in one of the worlds wealthiest nations, such conditions exist. We require effective policies that deal with the dire circumstances in remote communities not the current raft of policies that are based primarily on Indigeneity. JASMINE BURKE Unemployment, crime and health big concerns Mitch Danks and Andrew Thain get some practice in for the Australia Day Barra Toss competition. Picture: Katrina Bridgeford OF all the traditional Australia Day activities, the Barra Toss is perhaps the most iconically Territorian. The Darwin Trailer Boat Club and Mix 104.9 will be hosting the annual Barra Toss competition as well as a schooner race, pie eating competition and a whip cracking demonstration from the whip legend himself Mick Denigan. Mix 104.9 announcer Andrew Thain will be on air for most of the shenanigans, but said he was looking forward to getting involved. Its a fantastic day, he said. Were so privileged here in the NT that we can have large get-togethers like this on our national day. Activities will run at the Trailer Boat Club from 10am3pm. Entry is free. BARRA TOSS SO ICONIC SARAH MATTHEWS 1 Litre2 For bws.com.au | Call 1300 138 297* We support the responsible service of alcohol. On sale until Tuesday 26 January 2021 unless sold out prior. Savings based on Darwin metropolitan sell price. BWS stores are closed on Sunday. Multibuy off ers apply to the quantity advertised only. Limit rights reserved. Specials may not be available in all stores including Alice Springs, Nhulunbuy or Katherine or through Woolworths online. *Standard local call charges apply. Wine varieties in stock may vary by store. At this great price no further discounts apply. #To see full terms and conditions, visit h ps://bws.com.au/help/ woolworths-rewards. BP200121NTA-R Smirnoff Seltzer Cans 4x250ml 4 Cans 4 Cans $18 $5 Save 1 Litre Grab Summer your faves. Zonin Prosecco Brut NV 750ml Cupio Pinot Noir Rose 750ml Ketel One Vodka 700ml UDL Vodka Watermelon Cans 4x375ml 4 Cans Sol Cerveza Bo les 24x330ml Carlton Dry Bo les 24x330ml Case $49 4 Cans $17 $3 Save $15ea $5 Save 700ml $46 $11 Save $15ea $6 Save Case $56 Noble Fellows 750ml MEMBER PRICE# $15 NON MEMBER PRICE $23 Each Choose to Drink Wise.

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