2018 Estimate Hearings Open Outlining Plans For More Jobs

2018 Estimate Hearings Open Outlining Plans For More Jobs

Northern Territory Treasurer Nicole Manison

Territory Government Opens Estimates Hearings

Victor P Taffa

Northern Territory Treasurer Nicole Manison opened the 2018 Estimates hearings this morning, outlining how the Territory Government is investing in more jobs, more people and a brighter future for the Territory.

“Despite the fiscal and economic challenges the Territory faces, including the massive $3.4 Billion reduction in our GST over the forward budget cycle, the 2018 Budget delivers for Territorians.” Treasurer Manison said.

“It delivers more jobs through infrastructure investment and targeted tax incentives, more people with our work to grow the population and our local employment package, and a brighter future for all Territorians by investing in generational change.”

“This Government is implementing a huge reform agenda, from revitalising our cities and towns, to undertaking the biggest ever reform into alcohol fuelled violence and crime in the Territory.”

“We are fixing our youth justice system, and we are investing in our children now, because we know the best future for the Territory will come about through generational change.” Treasurer Manison said.

“We are restoring trust in Government, through local decision making, planning reform and the establishment of the Territory’s first ever Independent Commission Against Corruption.”

“This reform agenda is fundamental to my roles of Treasurer, Minister for Children and as Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics and I want to thank the work of the public service to deliver on these priorities.”

“There is an enormous amount of work underway right across the Territory, supporting hundreds of jobs and delivering critical infrastructure for the Territory, including remote roads, health and education infrastructure and revitalising projects, with 96 % of all DIPL contacts awarded to Territory enterprises, following our Buy Local reforms.”

“We now have in place a 10-year Early Childhood Development Plan Starting Early for a Brighter Future which will see dedicated funded into the early years of childhood development, because we know this investment will ultimately improve the lives of all Territorians.” Treasurer Manison said.

Abbreviations:

DIPL               Department of Infrastructure Planning and Logistics