On the 17th September 2007 a Memorandum of Understanding between the Australian Government and the Norhern Territory Government: Indigenous Housing, Accomodation and Related Services was signed. This MUO provides funding for housing, NTER (Emergency Response), SIA (Strategic Intervention Agreement), and other projects only to the large centralised communities. Of significance is the requirement for the Territory government 'to take over responsibility for the delivery of services to outstations' while at the same time providing no funding for the delivery of any services homelands.
On the 13th October 2008 Marion Scrymgour, the NT government's Minister for Indigenous Policy released a Discussion Paper into Homelands (also referred to as outstations).
Submissions by 1st December 2008.
Submission to the NTG Homelands.Outstation Inquiry: The Hon Warren Snowdon, Federal member for Lingiari
Submission to the Northern Territory Government Outstations Policy
Discussion Paper Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTAR)
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research: Why the Northern Territorerritory Government needs to support outstations/homelands in the Aboriginal, Northern Territory and National interest
J.C Altman, S. Kerins, B. Fogarty & K. Webb CAEPR Topical Issue No. 17/2008
Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory
Submission to the NTG Homelands/Outstation Policy Inquiry: AMSANT
Laynhapuy Homelands Association Incorporated
Submission to the NTG Outstation/Homelands Inquiry: Laynhapuy HRA
Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Association Incorporated
Submission to the NTG Homelands/Outstation Inquiry: Mabunji ARA
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