2018

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Shekiera follows in grandmother’s footsteps

Nineteen year old Shekiera Mununggurr has become one of the youngest Aboriginal interpreters in the Northern Territory, after completing her training this month.

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Families settle into their new homes before Christmas

There have been tears of happiness, and jumps for joy, as more than 50 singles, couples and families across the Northern Territory have settled into their newly allocated public housing in a bumper week.  This includes a series of newly constructed homes.

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Better Pathways Centre and Short Stay Accommodation Initiatives

The Department of Housing and Community Development will play an important role in delivering Government’s $8.9 million five point plan to tackle anti-social behaviour, announced in October.

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Community Housing Annual Overview Released

The Northern Territory has been a part of the National Regulatory System for Community Housing (NRSCH) since 2014. The NRSCH regulates providers of community housing, including social and affordable housing, indigenous community housing providers and other specialist community housing providers.

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Emergency messaging now available in 18 different languages

In a collaborative effort by the Aboriginal Interpreter Service and the Northern Territory Emergency Service, there is now emergency messaging available in 18 different Aborginal languages.

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Upgrades to Bagot Community

Through the Town Camps Futures Unit, the Northern Territory Government recently upgraded 18 houses in the Bagot community.

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$5.5 million for housing and infrastructure works in Wilyugu and Gurungu, Elliott and Marlinja community

The Northern Territory Government, through the Town Camps Futures Unit, is investing over $25 million for urgent repairs to housing and infrastructure, creating generational change for people living in town camps.

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Epenarra expansions on the way under Room to Breathe

As of 31 October 2018, 121 homes have been improved in 22 communities across the Northern Territory as part of the Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes, Room to Breathe Program.

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Have your say – Northern Territory Burial and Cremation Bill

The Northern Territory Government is proposing a new Burial and Cremation Bill to replace the current Cemeteries Act. This proposed legislation better reflects the needs and wishes of the NT community.

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Interpreters provide a “certain calm”

Her Honour, Magistrate Sandra De Maio says Aboriginal interpreters ease what can sometimes be tense situations in the court room.