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Education Northern Territory

Catholic Education calls for full funding for all NT schools

The National Catholic Education Commission has welcomed the federal and Northern Territory governments’ commitment to investing $1 billion into the Territory’s public education system by 2029 and has called for all NT schools to be fully funded in the next round of bilateral agreements.

Euthanasia Northern Territory

Lawyers push to legalise euthanasia via telehealth

The peak body for lawyers has called for the scrapping of federal laws prohibiting use of telehealth consultations to facilitate access to euthanasia, urging the Northern Territory to push for the laws to be changed as it formulates its own scheme. Source: The Australian. 

Northern Territory

Raising age of criminal responsibility in NT from 10 to 12 years is ‘job half done’

Jesuit Social Services has welcomed the increase of the age of criminal responsibility in the Northern Territory from 10 to 12 years, with the new laws coming into effect yesterday. Source: National Indigenous Times.

Housing Northern Territory

Vinnies in talks with NT Government over housing for homeless

The St Vincent de Paul Society is in negotiations with the Northern Territory Government to explore homelessness and affordable housing options, including making better use of existing land and redevelopment.

Northern Territory Seniors

Tiwi Islands elder helped tackle world’s highest suicide rate

Catholic Bernard Tipiloura, the Northern Territory’s Senior Australian of the Year nominee, has spent years trying to create change on the Tiwi Islands after it once recorded the highest suicide rate in the world. Source: SBS News.

Euthanasia Northern Territory

Northern Territory Government won’t rush to introduce euthanasia laws

The Northern Territory Government will not commit to legislating for voluntary euthanasia before the 2024 election. Source: NT News.