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Supporting Territorians with disability

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said Territorians with disability would benefit from the Coalition Government’s 2018 Budget. According to the latest figures, about 700 people with disability in the Northern Territory have accessed the National Disability…

Heritage protection for Hermannsburg Historic Precinct

Joint Media Release with Country Liberals Candidate for Lingiari Jacinta Price The Hermannsburg Historic Precinct is set to benefit from improved infrastructure and promotion, thanks to funding from the Coalition Government. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion,…

Supporting Bush students

Joint Media Release with Minister For Social Services The Hon Dan Tehan MP Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said regional students and schools in the NT would benefit from measures announced in this year’s Budget. The…

National Sorry Day 2018

National Sorry Day is a significant day for all Australians, especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities across the nation. National Sorry Day marks the anniversary of the tabling in Federal Parliament of the Bringing Them Home Report…

CLP backs young sporting champions

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, has urged young athletes to apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant to support their involvement in sport. “The Coalition Government is committed to getting Australian kids more active, more often,”…

2018 Regional Telecommunications Review begins

Joint Media Release with Minister for Regional Communications Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, and Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, have welcomed the announcement of the 2018 Regional Telecommunciations Review…

New funding to boost services in the NT

Joint Media Release with Treasurer The Hon. Scott Morrison MP and Northern Territory Treasurer The Hon. Nicole Manison MLA The Turnbull Government will provide new funding to boost services in the Northern Territory, having reached agreement with the Northern Territory…

Funding to strengthen NT-Indonesia relations

Two Northern Territory projects that will strengthen NT-Indonesia relations have received Coalition Government funding of $47,000, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, announced. “The funding is through the Australia-Indonesia Institute grants programme which strengthens links between Australia…

More international tourists visit the NT

More international visitors are sightseeing in the Northern Territory, and spending more during their trip. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said today’s International Visitor Survey data revealed 293,000 international visitors flocked to experience tourism attractions in…

Celebrating Vernon Islands handover

Aboriginal land has today been granted to the traditional owners of the Vernon Islands resolving the second oldest current land claim application in the Northern Territory. The delivery of this land is part of the Coalition Government’s commitment to progress…

New export opportunities for the Territory

New export opportunities, that will drive Northern Territory jobs, will be created following the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11). Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said the agreement is one of…

Celebrating 2018 NAIDOC Week

Coalition Government investing $1.4 million for local communities to celebrate 2018 NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC Week celebrations will run from 8 – 15 July 2018, guided by the theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…

Statement: Barnaby Joyce

Barnaby Joyce is a champion for regional Australia and has been an outstanding leader of the National Party. Leader of the Nationals in the Senate, Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion, has today paid tribute to Barnaby and thanked him for…

Coalition unveils new Indigenous Grants Policy

Coalition Government extending the principles of the Indigenous Procurement Policy to grants in remote areas and those that specifically benefit Indigenous Australians. Communities have told us funding should be prioritised for Indigenous-led organisations, the new Indigenous Grants Policy will systemise…

Increasing community safety in Mutitjulu

Mutitjulu community night patrol provides vital services to keep people safe. Coalition investing $219,500 for a new night patrol facility in Mutitjulu to support an expansion of their activities. The investment is part of the Coalition Government’s $5 billion Indigenous…

More Labor lies on remote housing

Misleading and outrageous statements from Western Australian Labor Housing Minister Peter Tinley as well as South Australian Labor Housing Minister Zoe Bettison are undermining good faith negotiations between the Commonwealth and state governments about the future of remote housing. Minister…

Acting Registrar of ORIC

Mr Joe Mastrolembo has been appointed as Acting Registrar of the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC). Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion was pleased to appoint Mr Mastrolembo to this important position and has congratulated outgoing Registrar…

Territory business wins at exports awards

A Northern Territory business has won a prestigious award at the 55th Australian Export Awards. SRA Information Technology won the Environmental Solutions category for their excellence in business software solutions and environmental data management systems. Country Liberals Senator for the…

Native Title for Gingirana People

Joint Media Release with Member for Durack Ms Melissa Price The Gingirana people celebrate their Native Title determination. This determination area covers 12,150 square kilometres of land in the Central Desert Region of Western Australia. The Gingirana people have today…

Federal CLP investing in Top End schools

Joint Media Release with Minister for Education and Training Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham Six Top End schools will soon benefit from new and improved facilities thanks to Coalition Government investment. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion,…

New P-TECH pilot site for Darwin

Joint Media Release with Minister For Education and Training Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham Students in Darwin will gain valuable real-world skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), thanks to the Turnbull Government’s new Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) pilot…

Vale Mr Sol Bellear AM

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion has paid tribute to Bundjalung man, Mr Sol Bellear AM. “Mr Bellear AM was known for his efforts in land rights, social justice, self-determination and better health outcomes for First Australians,” said Minister Scullion.…

AgDay a great way to celebrate our farmers

Today Australia celebrates the first ever National Agriculture and Related Industries Day, a day to celebrate our agricultural industries and acknowledge what is a powerhouse of the Australian economy. Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel…

Promoting prosperity on Palm Island

Joint Media Release with Government Senator for Queensland Senator Ian Macdonald $50,000 for Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council to develop plan for economic development The investment is part of the Coalition Government’s $5 billion Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) The Coalition…

Historic township lease for Gunyangara, NT

New 99 year township lease signed for Gunyangara Township leasing provides traditional owners and community control over their land and greater economic opportunities Coalition Government has provided $2.5 million to support housing and subdivision and $5.3 million for employee housing…

Mungo Man returned to country

Joint Media Release with Minister for the Arts The Hon. Mitch Fifield Today, the 42,000 year old ancestral remains of Mungo Man and 104 others will be returned to Traditional Owners in a ceremony at Lake Mungo, South Western New…

Remembrance Day 2017

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, has encouraged the local community to pause today for Remembrance Day and reflect on the Australians who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our nation. “Remembrance Day marks the…

First Australians conquer NYC marathon

Joint Media Release with Minister for Indigenous Health The Hon. Ken Wyatt AM, MP Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, have congratulated the latest squad of Indigenous Marathon Foundation runners on conquering…

Championing school attendance in the NT

Today, educators, community organisations and government representatives came together in Tennant Creek for the Barkly Remote School Attendance Strategy Summit, hosted in partnership between the Coalition Government and the Papulu Apparr-kari Aboriginal Corporation. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion said…

Upgrades on the way for Outback Way in NT

Joint Media Release with Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester and NT Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Nicole Manison Australian Government commits funding for three sealing and widening projects Reduced travel times, costs cut for freight operators, improve…

Increase in Indigenous expenditure

$33.4 billion in Indigenous expenditure over 2015-16 Funding makes up six percent of total government spending The Coalition Government’s $5 billion Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) is investing 50 per cent of its funding in Indigenous owned and run organisations Minister…

Review into remote housing welcomed

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion has welcomed the release of a Remote Housing Review, led by an Indigenous expert panel. “I commissioned this Review last year because I recognised there is a need for practical, innovative solutions to tackle…

Native Title for the Mirning People

Joint Media Release with Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson Another chapter has been written for native title determination in Western Australia with the Federal Court handing down a landmark determination for the Mirning people. The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel…

COAG Council on Indigenous Affairs

Communiqué Today’s first meeting of the new COAG Ministerial Council on Indigenous Affairs brought together ministers from all Australian governments in Canberra to re-energise national efforts on Indigenous policy. The Council was welcomed to Ngunnawal and Ngambri country by Tina…

Funding to assist NT industry

Several NT projects to solve unique industry problems have received funding under the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia Project Funding Round. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said the NT projects would help the crocodile,…

Native Title Ministers’ Meeting

Joint Media Release with Attorney-General Senator The Hon George Brandis QC On Friday 13 October 2017, we will chair the Native Title Ministers’ meeting at Parliament House in Canberra where Commonwealth, state and territory ministers will meet to renew and…

Guthoo Youth Summit

Young people and community leaders to attend the Guthoo (we are one) Youth Summit in Kalgoorlie. Guthoo Youth Summit will hear directly from Kalgoorlie-Boulder youth about their hopes, fears and aspirations for their future. The summit will explore solutions for…

Vital support for vulnerable families

$2 million to the Ngalla Maya Aboriginal Corporation to deliver the First Peoples Crisis Support program. The program will change the lives of vulnerable people in the Perth community and create local indigenous jobs The investment is part of the…

Tourist boom for the Territory

Record number of visitors to the Territory in 2016-17 More than 1.9 million visitors last year stayed 13.3 million nights in total Tourism contributed $2.4 billion to the Territory economy, employing more than 17,000 people in direct and indirect jobs…

Festivals Australia applications open

Joint media release with Minister for the Arts Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield Territory artists, arts workers and organisations are being invited to apply for Festivals Australia funding, Minister for the Arts, Mitch Fifield, and Country Liberals Senator for the…

Growth for Yunaga

Joint Media Release with Nationals Senator for the New South Wales, Senator John Williams Singleton earth moving business, Yunaga, successful in receiving $1.82 million Coalition Government investment to expand and grow their operations. Coalition Government is backing Yunaga to promote…

Restored Galiwin’ku Church re-opened

The historic Galiwin’ku Church has been restored after damage by Tropical Cyclones Lam and Nathan in 2015. “The church is a vital part of the Galiwin’ku community with the funding to restore it coming from the jointly-funded Commonwealth-Territory Natural Disaster…

Indigenous Literacy Day

Today marks Indigenous Literacy Day, an opportunity to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories and languages and instill an enduring love of reading. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said that Indigenous Literacy Day was also an important time…

International tourists spending more in the NT

The Northern Territory is attracting more international tourists and they’re staying longer and spending more, according to the latest tourism data. “The International Visitor Survey (IVS), produced by Tourism Research Australia, shows 302,000 international tourists travelled to the NT, an…

Scullion welcomes National eSmart Week

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, is pleased to support this year’s National eSmart Week, an initiative of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation (AMF), which focuses on building cyber safe communities across Australia. The Minister for Communications…

Record job numbers for Indigenous rangers

Joint Media Release with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP The Indigenous Rangers Program creates around 2,500 jobs across Australia thanks to increased Coalition Government funding $12.4 million commitment to the…

Native Title for NSW Traditional Owners

Native title recognition in New South Wales marked a new chapter this week with the Federal Court handing down landmark determinations for the Yaegl people and Western Bundjalung people. The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, today congratulated both the…

Gunner must end gas ban

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner must end his ill-thought gas moratorium and open up gas supply and create jobs, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said. “Michael Gunner should end his moratorium on fracking and open…

NDIS supporting 100,000 Australians

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has reached a major milestone with 100,000 Australians with disabilities now having choice and control over life-changing support delivered through the scheme – including people in the Northern Territory. Country Liberals Senator for the…

$1.36m to reduce family violence in the Kimberley

Joint Media Release with Member for Durack Ms Melissa Price MP The Coalition Government will provide up to $1.36 million for a tailored project to address family violence experienced by Indigenous women and children in Broome. Minister for Indigenous Affairs,…

Minister congratulates NRL S2W graduates

The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has congratulated last year’s graduates from the National Rugby League’s (NRL) successful School to Work (S2W) programme – almost all of whom have obtained employment or are pursuing further education. Speaking at a…

$1.39 million for remote aged care in the NT

Elderly Territorians living in aged-care facilities in remote communities will benefit from Coalition Government grants totalling almost $1.39 million, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, has announced. “The Mabuji Aboriginal Resource Aboriginal Corporation, which runs the Malandari…

Mr Chi – an artistic advocate

Joint Media Release with Minister for Indigenous Health The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, have paid tribute to Mr Chi, an admired playwright, musician…

More than $200,000 to support youth in Katherine

A successful programme supporting young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Katherine and surrounding communities has received an important funding boost from the Coalition Government. Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion,…

10,000 young Australians to get on the right PaTH

Another leading industry organisation has backed in the Coalition Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) programme with a commitment to deliver thousands of internships for young Australians. The Australian Retailers Association has confirmed it will partner with the Coalition Government and…

Transcript: Joint press conference, Darwin

Joint press conference with Treasurer Scott Morrison,  Darwin, 28 June 2017 Subjects: Extra funding for Northern Territory schools; Minister for Defence Industry; GST distribution; housing affordability; Labor’s negative gearing proposal to drive rents up and up; infrastructure; Fair Work Commission…

Certainty for Kormilda College students

Months of concerted effort to secure the future of Darwin’s Kormilda College have paid off with leading Australian school, Haileybury, agreeing to take over the school. Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion,…

$580,000 for Spinifex Indigenous rangers

Joint media release with Member for O’Connor, Rick Wilson The Coalition Government will provide the Pila Nguru Aboriginal Corporation with more than $580,000 to support the Spinifex Indigenous ranger group in the Goldfields region of Western Australia. The investment was…

More international visitors coming to the NT

More international tourists are visiting the Northern Territory and, importantly, spending more money, according to the latest tourism data. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, welcomed today’s International Visitor Survey figures which show almost 300,000 international visitors…

Celebrating Northern Territory exporters

A Northern Territory exporter could be crowned Australia’s top exporter in the 55th Australian Export Awards programme that celebrates the success of Australian products and services on the world stage. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, encouraged…

Review of Mintabie Township leases

Joint Media Release with  South Australian Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Hon Kyam Maher MLC  The South Australian Government will review the Mintabie Township Lease Agreement in partnership with Anangu Pitjantatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) and the Federal Government. As part…

Celebrating Reconciliation Week

Two of the most significant events in Australia’s modern history will be acknowledged and celebrated in the lead up to National Reconciliation Week. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the overwhelmingly successful 1967 referendum and the 25th anniversary of…

Coalition delivering for First Australians

The Coalition Government is making the right choices, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people big winners from the federal budget. The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Nigel Scullion, said the cross-portfolio budget investment delivered fairness, opportunity and security –…

Landcare award nominations now open

It’s time to recognise the commitment of Territorians who have been working to protect the environment and delivering more sustainable agriculture. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, urged all local Landcare groups and volunteers to nominate those…

Snowdon’s schools statement gets an F

The Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, has disgracefully misled Northern Territory families about the Coalition Government's funding for schools. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said instead of cutting funding, the Coalition's funding to Territory schools would …

Territorians Let Down by Gunner Budget

The Gunner Government’s budget handed down yesterday was an exercise in financial mismanagement and misleading statements from a Government that has quickly proven it can’t be trusted to manage the Territory economy. “I share the very real concerns raised by…

Coalition supercharging Indigenous business sector

The Coalition Government is overhauling its support for Indigenous businesses by reforming Indigenous Business Australia and consulting on a new Indigenous Entrepreneurs Capital Scheme. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, who released the Indigenous Business Sector Strategy Consultation Paper at…

Remembering our Indigenous diggers

Today, Anzac Day, is a time to pause and honour the Australians, including many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who have served in Australia’s armed forces. In a fitting tribute to the contribution made by our First Australians, the…

Record federal funding for legal assistance

Joint  Media release with Attorney-General, Senator The Hon George Brandis QC and Minister for Women, Senator The Hon Michaelia Cash We are today announcing that the Turnbull Government will make a further significant investment in the community legal sector, as…

Australia more cyber secure

Today is the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Coalition Government’s Cyber Security Strategy – and it’s an occasion to note that the Northern Territory community has helped to make Australia a more cyber secure country. “Governments, businesses and…

Ms Susan Murphy

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has today affirmed his full support for Ms Susan Murphy in her role as a member of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC). Minister Scullion said Ms Murphy brought a wealth of experience…

Additional support for Territory students

Young Territorians will have better access to educational opportunities as a result of Coalition Government initiatives directly aimed at benefiting students in regional and remote Australia. The latest reforms represent a key element of the Government’s regional education package to…

Learning skills that help save lives

Members of the ex-service community in the Top End are being encouraged to attend a free course to learn more about suicide prevention. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said an Operation Life half-day workshop would be…

2017 NAIDOC grants funding round

The history, culture and achievements of First Australians will be celebrated through a $1.4 million Coalition Government grants round that will support events to be held as part of NAIDOC Week activities in July. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion,…

Help available for impacted workers

The Coalition Government is working to assist Ichthys LNG Project workers being made redundant by Laing O’Rourke. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said the assistance would help workers to get back in the workforce as quickly…

Historic township sublease over Mutitjulu

Anangu people living in the central Australian community of Mutitjulu will enjoy greater economic opportunities, localised decision-making and investment in housing, thanks to new township leasing arrangements finalised today. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, joined traditional owners and local…

More incentives to launch your own business

Joint Media Release with Minister for Employment, Michaelia Cash Now is the time to take charge of your career and consider becoming your own boss, with greater Coalition Government support to encourage self-employment and entrepreneurship. Minister for Employment, Michaelia Cash,…

Community Heritage Grants applications open

Territory not-for-profit community organisations are being encouraged to apply for grants under the Community Heritage Grants Programme. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said grants of up to $15,000 were available for community organisations such as public…

Binjari 99-year housing lease

Today the Binjari Community Aboriginal Corporation and the Coalition Government have executed a historic 99-year lease over public housing in the community living area of Binjari in the Northern Territory.  This is the first 99-year housing lease over all social…

Celebrating Indigenous women

Today is International Women’s Day, for me a day to pause and celebrate the outstanding achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women across the country. Indigenous women are doctors, lawyers, mothers, sisters, scientists, academics and advocates for change. Organisers…

New support for youth jobs

The Coalition Government in strengthening the incentives available to Territory businesses under the jobactive PaTH Programme to encourage them to take on additional staff. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, welcomed the changes, saying they would help…

Visions of Australia funding round opens

Territory arts and cultural heritage organisations are encouraged to apply for grants under the Visions of Australia regional exhibitions touring programme. Minister for the Arts, Mitch Fifield, and Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said today that…

Gunner trashing the NT economy

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, has slammed the Gunner Government for jeopardising vital investment and jobs with its ill-thought gas moratorium. “One of the fundamental things businesses need to invest is certainty – and the Gunner…

Coalition support for NT cultural festivals

Four cultural festivals in the Northern Territory have received financial support through the Coalition Government’s Festivals Australia programme. The funding has been announced by the Minister for the Arts, Mitch Fifield, and Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel…

Ms Janet Inyika – a tireless campaigner

The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has paid tribute to Ms Janet Inyika, a highly respected and influential Indigenous elder from the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Lands who recently passed away. Minister Scullion said Ms Inyika worked tirelessly to…

NT groups encouraged to apply for DVA grants

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, has called on local community groups to apply for Coalition Government grants to support projects that honour Australia’s military history and personnel. Senator Scullion said the Government provided almost $29,000 to…

Roll-out of NBN access in NT complete

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, has welcomed news that the roll-out of NBN access to premises in the NT has been completed. “Residents and businesses in Darwin, Palmerston, Nhulunbuy, Katherine, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek have…

ABA funding round opens

A new Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA) funding round opens tomorrow – Monday, 13 February 2017 – and organisations in the Northern Territory are being invited to apply. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said funding was available for projects that…