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NTCOSS eBulletin


e-Bulletin, 30 June 2022

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2 NTCOSS has written to the Chief Minister to raise our significant concerns. This letter was co-signed by APONT, NTMHC, NT Shelter and AADANT. While the NT Governments five year funding agreements have provided great certainty for the sector, they dont allow for necessary growth in the minimum wage, as set by the Fair Work Commission. NTCOSS will represent the NTs community sector in a meeting with the Chief Minister next week. We are asking that the NT Treasury to review its current 2022-23 indexation rate, as a matter of urgency, to address this shortfall and include the 5.1% increase in labour costs. We are also calling for the Chief Minister to direct agencies to pass on any increase to the NT Community Sector. If you have additional asks please let us know. It is also important to know how your organisation is going to be impacted by these increases so that we can provide frank and fearless advice to the Chief Minister on Monday. You can provide feedback by calling NTCOSS media on 0487 888 753 or email media@ntcoss.org.au. In other news, the Northern Territory Government has clarified its messaging around mandatory vaccination requirements for the NT Community Sector. The Northern Territorys Public Health Emergency Declaration ceased at11.59pm on 15June2022. The mandatory vaccination direction has ended. There are no mandatory requirements for workersinthe Northern Territory to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Some workplaces may have their own vaccination policy in place. You can contact the NT Department of Health here. The NT Community Sector has been an important frontline in the covid pandemic. Much of that burden has fallen on the Aboriginal Medical Services and NTCOSS is thrilled to see the amazing work and advocacy of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress CEO Donna Ah Chee recognised this month with an Honorary Doctorate by Charles Darwin University. Congratulations Dr Ah Chee! Your work has made a huge difference to the Territory, we are in your debt!

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