Posts Tagged ‘northern territory government

Education changes should ring alarm bells for parents and students

Jun 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Education changes should ring alarm bells for parents and students

Jonathon Pilbrow Recently announced changes to funding for the education system should be ringing alarm bells for parents and students alike. While the NT Government’s commitment to further investment in the early years is highly significant and crucial to improving educational outcomes for many children in the NT, such investment should not be at the expense of older students. Proposed changes to the student-teacher ratios across middle and senior schools will lead to significant timetabling ...Read more

Independent Anderson

Dec 02, 2009 | 1 Comment

`I just suddenly realised, being a member of parliament within the Labor Party and being a minister, how you just can’t have a voice , You’re just so much gagged from having an opinion … it’s either spin or nothing” `A whole family structure just moves into town, so it’s one renal patient, 27-30 people, out of that there might be seven to ten schoolchildren who don’t go to school’ Either we can sit back for the next 40 years and keep putting the $500 or $600,0...Read more

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

Oct 26, 2009 | Discuss

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

“The original act of dispossession is echoed today by a permanent process of pillage, in which the Territory helps itself to special-purpose Federeal funding meant to alleviate remote area disadvantage, then delivers grossly inadequate service to the indigenous societies of the bush.” Nicolas Rothwell writes on The Failed State in The Australian. Read More »...Read more