The Australian Government has committed $666.1 million to fund practical measures in Northern Territory (NT) communities to ensure the safety and wellbeing of Indigenous families and children.
The Government is committed to ensuring the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) serves the interests of children.
The Government will commission an independent and transparent review of the NTER later this year to assess its effectiveness and inform future decision making.
Many of these measures deliver on the Government's election commitments for NT communities.
The Budget provides $3.4 million for early childhood development services including five playgroups and 10 crèches established under the NTER:
The Budget provides $154.2 million to expand educational opportunities for Indigenous children:
$168 million is provided for employment and pre-employment services and Community Employment brokers in the NT to increase Indigenous access to skills development and jobs:
The Government is committed to a child-centred approach to family policy including measures such as income management to ensure that welfare payments are spent in the interests of children:
The Budget provides $113.3 million for funding for health services in the NT, with a focus on children:
The Budget provides $78 million for interrelated measures designed to improve community safety:
$74.2 million is provided for management and governance activities to ensure the above measures are implemented and monitored:
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