Labor and the Greens have moved in the Senate that the government make the final promised payment of $10 million to the MJD Foundation, which will allow them to continue doing their good work supporting the people and their families living with MJD. This motion came after Indigenous Affairs Minister previously sought to block the
The Minister for Defence needs to apologise to Katherine residents and explain why the meetings on PFAS contamination were cancelled last week and when the meetings will be rescheduled. More than 50 households in Katherine rely on bottled water supplied by the Department of Defence after PFAS contamination was detected in local water sources.
The Labor Party is encouraged by reports today that the Prime Minister might finally overturn his government’s ridiculous opposition to implementing justice targets under the Closing the Gap framework. Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion has long ignored the calls for justice targets, despite repeated urgings from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and expert bodies.
Territory Labor Federal Members condemned today’s decision by the Commonwealth to slash GST distribution to the Territory by an estimated $2 billion over the next 4 years, based on Northern Territory Treasury estimates. These cuts have the potential to severely impact the Territory’s capacity to provide essential services to Territorians, at a time when