Australian government's position re Northern Territory – some media releases

TITLE: Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs | Towards a sustainable development phase:
PORTFOLIO: Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
URL: http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/internet/jennymacklin.nsf/content/future_directions_nter_21may09.htm
SNIPPET: Towards a sustainable development phase: Discussion paper on Future Directions for the NTER. The Government is moving the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) to a sustainable development phase to ensure measures will be effective in the long-term, including stronger engagement and partnerships with Indigenous communities. In moving towards the sustainable development phase the Government will maintain and improve core NTER measures including compulsory income management, alcohol restrictions and pornography controls, while placing a greater emphasis on community development and community engagement.

TITLE: Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs | SIHIP works underway in NT
PORTFOLIO: Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
URL: http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/internet/jennymacklin.nsf/content/sihip_underway_nt_21may09.htm
SNIPPET: SIHIP works underway in NT. SIHIP is a $672 million joint Australian and Northern Territory Government housing program and represents the largest investment by governments in Indigenous housing in the Northern Territory. The state of Indigenous housing across remote Australia is the most visible and enduring evidence of the failure of Governments, over decades, to address Indigenous disadvantage.

TITLE: Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs | NT Government’s framework for reform in remote areas
PORTFOLIO: Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
URL: http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/internet/jennymacklin.nsf/content/jm_mr_remote_area_reform_framework_20may09.htm
SNIPPET: NT Government’s framework for reform in remote areas. Under this new Remote Service Delivery Strategy, all governments have signed up to a concentrated, accelerated and coordinated approach to tackle deep-seated disadvantage in remote Indigenous communities. By developing 20 remote NT towns as central hubs, the NT Government is working to ensure outstation residents have access to a range of services and children have access to a good education.