Tag: NT Government

EARC Receive New Portable LED Screens

East Arnhem Regional Council has recently acquired three new portable LED display screens thanks to valuable funding from the NT Government and Australian Governments through the Natural Disaster Resilience Program.

The $100 000 funding has enabled Council to purchase the portable screens for Gapuwiyak, Ramingining and Angurugu and will be used to support community readiness measures, disaster warning and emergency response information for all natural hazards, in particular, cyclonic events.

Staff training has been undertaken ensuring the most is made from these fantastic screens and the community has benefited already at sporting events, movie nights and back to school messaging!

NT Government criticised for giving top Aboriginal affairs job to former MLA

The Northern Territory’s Labor Government has come under fire for giving a former politician who was abandoned by remote Aboriginal voters in 2016 a job as a top Indigenous affairs adviser to the Chief Minister.

Lynne Walker lost the seat of Nhulunbuy on the north-east tip of Arnhem Land in the 2016 NT election when voters in the electorate’s remote Aboriginal communities dumped Labor and instead voted for Independent Yolngu candidate Yingiya Mark Guyula.

Ms Walker’s new taxpayer-funded position comes after she was moved from the first government job given to her upon the loss of her seat.

The ABC has learned that late last year, the unit’s staffers — which include another failed Labor candidate, Anthony Venes — were also quietly dispersed into other ministerial offices.

Has badly needed cash for the Territory bush been hijacked?

Chief executive Denise Bowden’s nine-page report is filled with inconvenient accusations and has had everyone from northern politicians to east-coast PC activists running for cover ever since…..

…..Even worse, consider the decision to build a new hospital at Palmerston, just a 20-minute drive from Royal Darwin Hospital. Both sides of politics at a Territory and Federal level are responsible for this calamitous move, one that was driven by bullshit arguments about the Berrimah Line and allowed to proceed because Solomon is a marginal seat. God only knows how the NT Government plans to staff this new facility when it can’t even fill the roster at RDH. Perhaps that $150 million would have been better spent on renal services in remote communities, so patients don’t have to fly to Darwin every time they need dialysis. They would have saved a fortune on patient travel and might have even helped address the itinerant problem…..