Northern Territory

Fudging funding for the NT Indigenous housing program

Two years ago, a $672 million Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program (SIHIP) was announced for the Northern
Territory. It was supposed to involve the building of 750 homes, 230 rebuilds and 2500 refurbishments by 2013. As yet, not one home has been built. Let’s see what’s going on, shall we?

A women’s safe house in Ngukurr and feelings of inadequacy

It looks like a move towards safety for women and children in NT…But while domestic violence is increasing, its refuges for women and children receive about one-third of the average funding for other similar services in NSW, the Orana Far West Women’s Safe Houses Project report says….So, particularly with regard to violence, the intervention and safe houses, what am I missing here and what would you like to add?