$500m meant for Indigenous services was spent elsewhere by NT government

studies GST revenue figures for 2015-16 and finds disadvantaged communities were shortchanged

The Northern Territory underspent about $500m in meant for in 2015-16, the Yothu Yindi Foundation has told the Commission’s GST review.

It accused governments of running policies that prevented in the from contributing to the economy and participating in the wealth of the nation.

“The full potential of the Territory will never be realised until people living in remote and regional parts of the Territory are able to assume a rightful place in its economic and social life,” the foundation’s chief executive, Denise Bowden, said.

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