Media releases - Indigenous affairs

Nigel Scullion
08.04.14

Joint Press Release with Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey MP
The Australian Government is supporting social and economic projects that benefit remote Indigenous communities...

Nigel Scullion
05.04.14

Indigenous Affairs Minister, Nigel Scullion, said he was surprised about comments by Labor’s Shayne Neumann and Warren Snowdon, trying to shift blame for lack of progress on...

Nigel Scullion
04.04.14

The Australian Government will invest $25 million over eight years to expand the Stronger Communities for Children (SCfC) programme to an additional five Northern Territory...

Nigel Scullion
04.04.14

The Australian Government has finalised most of the 30 schools to be included in the expansion of the Remote School Attendance Strategy from Term 2, 2014.

Minister for...

Nigel Scullion
02.04.14

The Australian Government is supporting social and economic projects that benefit remote Indigenous communities through the creation of jobs and employment-related...

Nigel Scullion
31.03.14

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion and GenerationOne National Development Director, Jeremy Donovan, today launched Perth’s first Vocational Training &...

Nigel Scullion
28.03.14

The Australian Government has established a panel to conduct a review into public support for Indigenous constitutional recognition.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs,...

Nigel Scullion
28.03.14

JOINT PRESS RELEASE WITH MEMBER FOR LEICHHARDT WARREN ENTSCH MP

The Australian Government is supporting social and economic projects that benefit remote Indigenous...

Nigel Scullion
27.03.14

The Australian Government is supporting efforts to reduce suicide in Indigenous communities in the Halls Creek/Tjurabalan region with funding of $300,000 to the Kimberley...

Nigel Scullion
26.03.14

Work to significantly upgrade a training shed in the Northern Territory community of Minyerri is almost complete, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Australian Government’s...

26.03.14

Indigenous Affairs Minister, Nigel Scullion, has paid tribute to well respected Ngemba woman from Brewarrina, Ms Barker, who passed away yesterday.

“'Aunty Jen‟ as she...

Nigel Scullion
25.03.14

Work to build a peace park at Yuendumu in the Northern Territory is expected to start early next month, providing employment for local Aboriginal people and a much-needed...

Nigel Scullion
25.03.14

The Australian Government is supporting social and economic projects that benefit remote Indigenous communities through the creation of jobs and employment-related...

Nigel Scullion
22.03.14

JOINT PRESS RELEASE WITH THE HON. TONY ABBOTT MP, PRIME MINISTER

The Government will boost funding for the Remote School Attendance Strategy by $18 million to help...

Nigel Scullion
20.03.14

More than 1000 community events will be staged across Australia to celebrate National Close the Gap Day.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said the events...

20.03.14

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, today vowed to push ahead with reform to support Aboriginal people make decisions about their land and ensure the...

Nigel Scullion
20.03.14

The Australian Government is supporting social and economic projects that benefit remote Indigenous communities through the creation of jobs and employment-related...

Traditional owners  at Pirlangimpi sign  statement of commitment to negotiate a
14.03.14

Pirlangimpi, on the Tiwi Islands, has reached a significant agreement with the Australian Government to recommence negotiations for a 99-year township lease, opening up...

Nigel Scullion
12.03.14

Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion has welcomed Jetstar’s announcement of more services between Melbourne and Uluru/Ayers Rock Resort.

“Jetstar knows the...

05.03.14

New accommodation for service providers in Fregon in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands has started to generate an income for the community which...

03.03.14

The Australian Government is investing up to $4 million over two years to provide an additional 16 Indigenous ranger positions in the Northern Territory under an expanded...

28.02.14

The Australian Government will provide up to $500,000 per year to help people with Machado Joseph Disease (MJD) cover the costs of therapeutic...

27.02.14

“Early data from schools targeted by the Australian Government’s Remote Schools Attendance Strategy shows 604 more students are attending school compared to last year across...

26.02.14

Low aromatic fuel will be introduced into Palm Island from next month to help tackle petrol sniffing.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Nigel Scullion, announced...

26.02.14

Residents on Palm Island in Queensland’s far north will benefit from new housing and refurbishments being delivered in partnership between the Australian and Queensland...

05.02.14

Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion has welcomed a decision by the Federal Court which has ordered the former CEO of an Aboriginal medical service to pay...

31.01.14

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Senator Nigel Scullion today welcomed the Coalition Government’s $275,000 investment to upgrade Maningrida and Bathurst...

14.01.14

A storage tank for low aromatic fuel (LAF) will be constructed in Darwin to support an expanded rollout of the Australian Government’s Petrol Sniffing Prevention Programme in...

18.12.13

Joint Media Release
Minister for Indigenous Affairs
Senator the Hon. Nigel Scullion
Leader of the Nationals in the Senate
Country Liberals Senator for...

18.12.13

The Australian Government is helping Indigenous jobseekers in Queensland find jobs through a $291,000 investment from the Indigenous Employment Programme (IEP).

Federal...

13.12.13

The Australian Government will ask Ceduna residents to have their say on whether they think income management in their region would benefit their community.

Federal...

12.12.13

In the coming weeks, farmers in the Northern Territory will have access to $30 million over two years in concessional loans to help them get back on track and take control of...

11.12.13

The Australian Government has reviewed projects left uncontracted and unfunded by the previous Labor Government, announcing it will fund six projects in Lingiari as a priority...

09.12.13

Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister, Senator Nigel Scullion, today announced that the Australian Government had engaged Ernst & Young to conduct the independent review of...

02.12.13

The Australian Government will commence an independent review into Indigenous Business Australia and the Indigenous Land Corporation, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator...

29.11.13

Immediate changes to the Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) will be made to ensure people in remote communities are engaged in training that leads to real jobs or...

25.11.13

Thuwathu/Bujimulla (Wellesley Islands) in the Gulf of Carpentaria was recognised yesterday as an Indigenous Protected Area (IPA), supporting the efforts of traditional owners...

21.11.13

A new report highlights the challenges that remain to significantly improve the lives of Indigenous people living in remote communities, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel...

21.11.13

Minister for Social Services, Hon. Kevin Andrews
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Nigel Scullion

The Australian Government will continue income management...

19.11.13

The Australian Government will work over the next 12 months to build on the corporate governance successes highlighted by the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations in his 2012-...

15.11.13

 

 Australians who would like the opportunity to attend Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli in 2015 can apply for the ballot...

25.10.13

Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion has commended the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) for ensuring governance compliance by Indigenous...

17.10.13

Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion reached a historic agreement that will open up economic opportunity and home ownership for Aboriginal people in the...

Nigel Scullion with NSW Aboriginal youth
26.09.13

A group of young Aboriginal people from far western New South Wales were among the first to meet new Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion.

Twenty Five...

24.09.13

Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion has paid tribute to Tiwi elder Mr Kerinaiua, who passed away yesterday.

“Mr Kerinaiua was a highly respected Tiwi...

Nigel Scullion
20.09.13

The Young Endeavour docked in Hobart today, with Aboriginal woman Deanna Kennedy, from Katherine in the Northern Territory, among the crew who sailed from Melbourne to Hobart...

16.09.13

This is a great opportunity to make a fundamental change to this most important area of national policy, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs.

I want to thank...

13.09.13

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion has paid tribute to Ms Yarmirr, who passed away recently.

“Ms Yarmirr was a proud advocate who...

Nigel Scullion
26.08.13

"Labor’s Warren Snowdon is using scare tactics in a sleazy attempt to get votes from Aboriginal people in Arnhem Land," Country Liberal Candidate for Lingiari, Tina MacFarlane...

21.08.13

A Coalition Government will commit $1.7m over three years to deal with major ongoing dog issues in Indigenous remote communities, Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator...

15.08.13

Labor member for Lingiari Warren Snowdon has used the Northern Territory Land Rights Act to try and win votes with today’s announcement of land near Jabiru being handed back to...

15.08.13

A Coalition Government will not change the Northern Territory Aboriginal Land Rights Act and will focus on Indigenous economic development, Country Liberals Senator for the...

15.08.13

Kevin Rudd’s plan for Northern Australia is nothing more than a thought bubble that won’t happen, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion and...

14.08.13

The Federal Labor Government’s Indigenous employment program is in disarray just weeks after it started, Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion said.

...
13.08.13

A Coalition Government will provide up to $500,000 towards a Cancer Support Clinic at the Katherine Hospital, Country Liberals’ candidate for Lingiari Tina MacFarlane, Senator...

09.08.13

Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion, speaking from the Garma Festival in Arnhem Land, said Minister Jenny Macklin’s speech on Labor’s plans for Indigenous...

08.08.13

The Labor Government’s recent economic statement forecasts slower economic growth and higher unemployment, which will have a huge negative impact on Indigenous communities,...

07.08.13

It may come as a surprise to hear that Tanya Plibersek’s department – Department of Health, reads every newspaper in the country – except the NT News.

Last financial...

01.08.13

Federal Labor’s decision to appoint an Inspector-General for Animal Welfare and Live Exports is meant to appeal to Labor’s left but will just add another layer of unnecessary...

31.07.13

Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion says Labor Minister Kate Ellis got it wrong on ABC’s Q & A when she said the Coalition hadn’t committed to the...

30.07.13

Coalition spokesman for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion accused the Federal government of embarking on a desperate plan to shift responsibility and some of the costs...

24.07.13

All Australians should visit the Gab Titui Cultural Centre on Thursday Island, Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion said at the re-opening yesterday.

...
15.07.13

Dear Editor

The article in yesterday's NT NEWS about Kevin Rudd's supposed bipartisan approach to amending the constitution to recognise indigenous Australians does not...

10.07.13

The Yirrkala Bark Petitions still resonate today and Aboriginal people must be at the centre of economic development decisions on their land, Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister...

10.07.13

As the nation celebrates NAIDOC week at events and gatherings across the country, the proud Yolngu people of East Arnhem Land are gathering at Yirrkala to celebrate the 50th...

10.07.13

Indigenous Australians will be at the centre of the Coalition’s plans to develop Northern Australia, Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion said while...

07.07.13

Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion has called on all Australians to celebrate NAIDOC Week and go to local events in their community.

"This week is...

05.07.13

Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion has paid tribute to Dr Sue Sayers who has been named as the recipient of the highest award offered by the Darwin-based...

02.07.13

The Federal Labor Government has wasted $9m of taxpayers’ money by giving it to a private company to buy Henbury Station which has now gone into receivership, Country Liberals...

20.06.13

Today’s NT Stronger Futures progress report confirms the Gillard Government has failed to close the gap for Northern Territory Aboriginals in education and employment, Shadow...

19.06.13

Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion says the decision by the High Court that confirms alcohol management plans (AMPs) are a legitimate Special Measure is...

07.06.13

The Prime Minister’s Parliamentary Secretary Andrew Leigh has been caught up in trickery by a major Australian Government Corporation, the Indigenous Land Incorporation (ILC),...

05.06.13

I acknowledge the traditional owners of this country, the Arrernte people of Alice Springs.
Thank you for welcoming me again to your country.
And thank you to...

05.06.13

Opinion piece published in the Koori Mail:

All too often in indigenous affairs people focus on the things that are not working, the problems. But, in this Reconciliation...

Nigel Scullion
03.06.13

Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion has paid tribute to former Yothu Yindi lead singer, educator and great Australian Mr Yunupingu, who passed away...

29.05.13

Thank you for the invitation. I always look forward to coming to these important meetings and hope to do so more often in the future.
There will be an election for a new...

10.05.13

School Education Minister Peter Garrett has admitted today that the Gillard government has failed in its efforts to close the gap in indigenous education, Shadow Minister for...

26.04.13

The Gillard Government’s $1.7b Northern Territory Indigenous housing program remains a shambles despite Jenny Macklin releasing a supposedly positive survey, Shadow Indigenous...

24.04.13

The Australian taxpayer will have to fork out $44m in the Budget for Minister Jenny Macklin’s poor negotiating skills on municipal services in remote indigenous communities,...

23.04.13

In Closing the Gap, Governments should not be judged simply on good intentions or the amount of money spent, they should be judged on results, Shadow Indigenous Affairs...

19.04.13

Source: Patricia Karvelas, The Australian

JENNY Macklin's former senior adviser and now deputy secretary of her...

17.04.13

The following is an opinion piece from Senator Nigel Scullion:

A recent Government report shows that close the gap indicators for indigenous education are going...

16.04.13

Source: Patricia Karvelas , The Australian

THE Coalition wants to overhaul the two main indigenous economic...

01.04.13

Australia’s first Aboriginal government Minister ,Ernie Bridge AM, a trailblazer and role model for Aboriginal people and a genuinely great Australian, will be sadly missed,...

28.03.13

“Northern Territory Labor Opposition is being mischievous in claims the scrapping of the Banned Drinkers Register was the reason for the erection of a fence around my office”...

27.03.13

The 2012 NAPLAN results show close the gap indicators for education are going backwards under the Gillard Government and the results in remote and very remote areas are a...

24.03.13

Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion says Minister Jenny Macklin has not only wasted $150M meant to improve living standards in the Alice Springs town...

21.03.13

On National Close the Gap Day Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion called on all Australians to join those doing their bit to close the gap between...

18.03.13

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion says Labor Member for Lingari Warren Snowdon has no right to join the celebrations around the Tennant Creek...

13.03.13

Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister and Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion has welcomed Adam Giles’s appointment as Chief Minister of the...

07.03.13

Indigenous Affairs spokesman Senator Nigel Scullion attacked Warren Snowdon and the Gillard Government for spending $100m on an Indigenous smoking program that doesn’t work....

26.02.13

Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion has revealed a $30million 120 bed hostel for Indigenous school students is only 20 per cent full a month into the...

25.02.13

The Federal Government’s Northern Territory Indigenous hostels program is in tatters with two out of three hostels three years overdue and cost overruns, Shadow Indigenous...

21.02.13

Bill Shorten, Gillard Government Minister, makes a visit this morning to a Darwin trade training centre that has Kormilda College as a partner highlighting the fact that the...

18.02.13

The former CEO of Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) Mr Ron Morony wrote to the Board of IBA on 17 March 2010 raising serious concerns about poor governance and bad practices...

15.02.13

Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion has uncovered a ploy by a major Australian Government Corporation, the Indigenous Land Incorporation (ILC), to...

14.02.13

The Gillard Government should leave it to Aboriginal people to determine if they want a new Land Council Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion said after...

05.02.13

Kelvin Thomson’s appointment as Parliamentary Secretary for Trade by Julia Gillard rubs salt into the wounds of Northern Australia still recovering from the live cattle export...

01.02.13

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion has praised the people of Tenant Creek and the Barkly for standing up against Warren Snowdon’s terrible...

29.11.12

Country Liberals Senator Nigel Scullion is fighting alongside the people of Tennant Creek and the Barkly and will table a petition in Parliament opposing the Gillard Government...

27.11.12

It has been revealed the Gillard Government has left 158 public houses in the Northern Territory in limbo without tenancy agreements, Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator...

22.11.12

The Gillard Labor Government has back flipped and now claims to support a Greens ill-conceived petrol sniffing bill that won’t work, Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator...

01.11.12

Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion has commended the work of the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) for its efforts to improve the...

31.10.12

Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion called on former Northern Territory Labor Chief Minister Clare Martin to apologise for failing to protect Indigenous...

29.10.12

A new report shows Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin and her department have failed to lead and co-ordinate delivery of more than $25.4 billion of taxpayer funding...

19.10.12

The Gillard Labor Government’s mismanagement of the Indigenous boarding school program has reached new levels of farce with more bureaucratic delays and cost blow-outs, Shadow...

19.10.12

Efforts to close the gap between Indigenous and mainstream Australia is being severely hampered by Gillard Labor Government red tape, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs...

10.10.12

Labor MP Warren Snowdon was one of 70 MPs who voted this week for Peter Slipper to remain as Speaker, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion said....

Senator Nigel Scullion listens to the concerns of Queensland fishermen
10.09.12

The Coalition has continued to take the fight up to the government over its proposed marine parks plan by meeting with members of the commercial fishing industry protesting at...

04.09.12

The release of the 2012 Indigenous Expenditure Report by the Productivity Commission shows that better focused Indigenous programs and not more money is what is needed to help...

09.08.12

Many indigenous constituents have raised concerns with me about media reports of Indigenous Minister Jenny Macklin’s apparent involvement in the hiring of senior management...

09.08.12

The Coalition listened to Indigenous Australia by having amendments made to Federal Labor’s Stronger Futures legislation to have programs reviewed after three years instead of...

08.08.12

The Government’s announcement today  of a Northern Marine Park shows Labor has happily jumped into bed with the green extreme zealots trying to wipe out the Territory’s...

31.07.12

 The Gillard Government’s interference in the high performing and well regarded Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) could bring the successful organisation to its knees,...

Nigel Scullion
16.07.12

MARK COLVIN: The Federal Liberal and National Party Coalition has slammed a Queensland Liberal National Party move to scrap the Federal Government's Abstudy scheme...

15.07.12

There is one last chance to halt the unnecessary lock-up of great swathes of Northern Territory waters with the final 60-day consultation period for a national network of...

27.06.12

Qantas’ decision to reduce Northern Territory services can be laid at the feet of the Federal Government which has placed heavy burdens on the aviation and tourism industries,...

21.06.12

Territory Motorists who already fear they are being ripped off at the petrol bowser should start saving their pennies with fuel set to rise even more when the Carbon Tax comes...

21.06.12

Labor Senator Trish Crossin is failing to stand up for the Northern Territory after she supported the Federal Government’s marine parks plan that will lock up NT waters,...

21.06.12

Labor Senator Trish Crossin is failing to stand up for the Northern Territory after she supported the Federal Government’s marine parks plan that will lock up NT waters,...

07.06.12

The Labour government is clueless on its spending on Indigenous programs and appears to have no idea on how to help Aboriginals, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator...

03.06.12

Housing refurbishments in remote Aboriginal communities worth $100,000 do not include floor coverings leaving families to live on bare cement floors, Shadow Minister for...

21.05.12

Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion said he was delighted to again be a part of “The Long Walk” event last weekend.

“The Long Walk charity started...

04.05.12

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion and Federal Member for Solomon Natasha Griggs said they expected next Tuesday’s Federal Budget will produce...

26.04.12

The Federal Government’s $1.5 billion Remote Jobs program won’t keep remote Indigenous Australians off the long-term unemployed list, the Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs...

29.03.12

The Labor government and the Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin has shown they are big on announcements but clueless on real action to help end Aboriginal disadvantage,...

Indigenous housing cost Senator Nigel Scullion Northern Territory NT Senate
06.03.12

Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Scullion has called for the Federal Government to “Show me the Money” and release details for their Indigenous Housing Program (...

Live export Indonesia abbatoir | Senator Nigel Scullion Nrothern Territory NT
29.02.12

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion said the Federal Government investigation into alleged allegations of animal cruelty involving Australian...

Labor leadership ballot crisis | Senator Nigel Scullion Northern Territory NT
27.02.12

Joint Media Release:
Senator Nigel Scullion & Natasha Griggs MP

Federal Member for Solomon Natasha Griggs and...

Indigenous programs in disarray | Senator Nigel Scullion Northern Territory NT
17.02.12

The Labor Government’s Indigenous programs appear to be in disarray with no clue on programs or how much taxpayers’ money is being spent, The Shadow Minister for Indigenous...

Closing the gap broken promise | Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT
14.02.12

The expected release of the 2012 Closing the Gap report this week headlines what will be a litany of failures by this Labor government on Indigenous Affairs.

“To kick...

02.02.12

Following the release of  an evaluation report for the School Enrolment and Attendance Measure (SEAM) trial, the Gillard Government’s incompetence can now include being...

20.01.12

Evidence that Labor governments federally and in the Territory have failed on Indigenous housing continues to grow after Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel...

19.01.12

JOINT PRESS RELEASE:

The Hon. Tony Abbott MHR, Leader of the Opposition
Sen the Hon...

18.01.12

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Senator Nigel Scullion said his prediction that the recently opened Wickham Point detention centre could be full within a...

16.12.11

Indonesia's plan to drastically cut the amount of beef it imports continues the fallout from the Gillard Government’s botched ban on live cattle exports that will hit the...

Wickham Point Detention Centre | Senator Nigel Scullion Northern Territory NT
07.12.11

The newly opened Wickham Point detention centre is an expensive bandaid solution that could be full within a month, according to Country Liberals Senator for the Northern...

Arthur Beetson | Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT politician
02.12.11

The Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion’s statement on Arthur Beetson:

 Arthur Beetson was a giant, both figuratively and literally, on...

Wild Rivers | Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT politician
24.11.11

Labor and the Greens continue their abuse of power after the Opposition’s Wild Rivers bill was forced to its fifth Parliamentary committee, The Shadow Minister for Indigenous...

23.11.11

Aboriginal people in remote NT communities remain locked in poverty and disadvantage because the federal Labor government has done nothing for four years, the Shadow Minister...

Obama US military | Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT politician
17.11.11

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion says today is a historic day for the Territory with the first visit of a sitting American President to the...

Time for action on truancy | Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT
14.11.11

Labor is all talk and no action with the re-announcement of welfare quarantining of Aboriginal parents who don’t get their children to school, The Shadow Minister for...

Steel aid plan just band aid | Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory | NT
10.11.11

The Federal Government’s bill to aid the steel industry from the impact of the carbon tax has been described as a “large band aid”, by Deputy Leader of the Nationals Senator...

NTER evaluation report | Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT
10.11.11

Today’s release of an independent evaluation of the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) shows the intervention  measures were both needed and welcome by...

Indigenous Health bad diagnosis | Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT
10.11.11

A report showing 1600 Indigenous children have waited an average of more than two years for specialist ear disease care in the Northern Territory shows Federal Indigenous...

Galiwin'ku leaky tent | Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT
09.11.11

Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion is disgusted that around 200 people including women and children were living in tents for up to six months while...

08.11.11

“Trish Crossin and Warren Snowdon’s betrayal of the people of the Northern Territory is now signed into law with the passing of the carbon tax,” the Country Liberals Senator...

Scullion LNP policy Wild Rivers | Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT
07.11.11

The Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion has praised the LNP’s plan to scrap the Queensland Labor Government’s flawed Wild Rivers declarations and...

Carbon tax is one on remoteness | Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT
03.11.11

Labor’s Carbon Tax is a “toxic tax on remoteness” that will hurt the Northern Territory, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion said during a speech...

Kimberley Woodside gas hub | Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT
01.11.11

Labor and the Greens have refused to stand up for  Indigenous  land rights or condemn racial vilification by opposing a Coalition motion criticising green groups for...

28.10.11

The Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion has blasted the Queensland Government for paying lip service to Cape York communities on wild rivers and for...

21.10.11

Such is the poor leadership shown by this terrible Labor government, Aboriginal statutory authorities are openly defying Minister Jenny Macklin by not paying traditional owners...

20.10.11

The Federal Government’s Indigenous Economic Development Strategy 2011-2018 reveals that Julia Gillard and Jenny Macklin still have no idea how to help Aboriginal Australians...

Against "no-go" fishing zones | Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT
19.10.11

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Senator Nigel Scullion and the Federal Member for Solomon Natasha Griggs will fight a bid by conservationists to close vast...

Alice Springs Indigenous Affair | Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT
19.10.11

The announcement of a $1.73 million package of family and social measures for Alice Springs backs up the Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services’ criticisms of the...

18.10.11

The Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services has backed the Coalition suggestions of a more consultative approach for community driven solutions to help Aboriginal...

Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT
18.10.11

Four lost years and another lost generation of uneducated Aboriginal children is Labor’s legacy due to inaction to help Indigenous Australians, The Shadow Minister for...

Coordinator General report | Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territroy NT
17.10.11

The fourth six-monthly report issued by the Coordinator-General for remote Indigenous services shows that the Gillard Labor government have failed to help Indigenous people due...

Nigel Scullion
17.10.11

Federal Agriculture Minister Senator Joe Ludwig should resign immediately following revelations in the weekend press that he banned live cattle exports to Indonesia after...

Nigel Scullion
13.10.11

The Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion says comments yesterday from the head of Amnesty International calling for action and not words from the...

Nigel Scullion
13.10.11

The Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion continues to support the Leader of the Opposition’s Wild Rivers Bill, which will give back the people of Cape...

13.10.11

The implosion of what was the Gillard government’s border protection policy should leave absolutely no doubt in anyone’s mind that the Gillard Labor government is the most...

New Maningrida suburb | Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT
12.10.11

Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion fears a suburb of new Indigenous houses in Maningrida will be isolated during the coming wet season with the road...

Snowdon stand up for Lingiari | Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT
11.10.11

“Labor members of parliament have one day left to keep faith with their electorates and vote against Julia Gillard’s carbon tax in Parliament tomorrow,” Senator for the...

Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT | No dam on the Daly River
10.10.11

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion has squashed claims by the Federal Government that the Coalition has plans to dam the Daly River.

“I...

Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT | APY Lands income management
07.10.11

The Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion has supported Opposition

Families spokesman Kevin Andrews’ calls for an income management scheme in...

Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT | Asbestos dangers Maningrida
07.10.11

Northern Territory Senator Nigel Scullion says he is appalled that dangerous uncovered asbestos is still placing Maningrida residents at risk.

“During a visit to the...

Seantor Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT | Coalition will not dam the Daly
20.09.11

Labor has been caught out again simply making stuff up to hide their absolute failure to govern for all Territorians, said Senator Scullion today.

“The failed minister...

Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT | Douglas Daly River Dam
19.09.11

Future development opportunities in the Northern Territory, including any possible developments in the Douglas Daly region, deserve genuine assessment, said Senator Scullion...

Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT | Indigenous education
09.09.11

Television advertisements aired by the Henderson Labor government promoting their school attendance initiative are nothing more than self promoting rubbish paid for by...

Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory | NT | Media release
23.08.11

In total desperation the Gillard Labor government is now resorting to making things up just so that they may have a good story to tell, said Senator Scullion today.

...

Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT | Greens-Labor gay marriage
18.08.11

Labor’s support today for The Greens ‘Trojan Horse’ Territory Rights bill has exposed that the Gillard Labor government will do absolutely anything to retain power, said...

Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT | Climate change hyprocrisy
17.08.11

While the Gillard Labor government is spending millions of taxpayer dollars in promoting their clean energy future - including encouraging Australians to switch to solar hot...

Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT | SIHIP housing incompetence
10.08.11

“I was aghast to hear what Minister Burns said in parliament when he stated that the houses I inspected in Wadeye and the photo’s of house 232 tabled in federal parliament were...

Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT | 275,000 cattle will be stranded
04.08.11

AROUND 275,000 head of cattle will remain stranded in Australia, unable to be exported, despite federal Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig announcing the re-opening of the live...

Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory NT | Macklin Tries to Hide Governmen
28.07.11

It is little wonder that the provision of education is raised with Minister Macklin as a key issue by community leaders and parents during consultations over the future of the...

19.07.11

Congratulations are well deserved for the Aboriginal Corporation for Sporting and Recreational Activities (ACSRA) in Narrabundah ACT for winning the best Organisation/ Agency/...

Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory | NT | Live animal exports
07.07.11

The lifting of the ban on live cattle exports to Indonesia is welcome, however the damage done by Labor’s knee jerk over reaction to a TV program may potentially be long term...

Senator Nigel Scullion | Northern Territory  | NT | Media release
04.07.11

Aboriginal Territorians up until 4 weeks ago were working hard in the cattle industry.  Today they must be shaking their heads over Trish Crossin and Labor’s priorities,...

27.06.11

The Gillard Labor government have now added insult to injury with their offer of welfare in place of jobs in the cattle industry, Senator Scullion said today.

“The tens...

Senator Nigel Scullion > Aboriginal consultation must be more than just words fr
22.06.11

An absent Prime Minister with a habit of all announcements and no action will not deliver the changes that are required in Aboriginal communities, said Senator Scullion today...

Senator Nigel Scullion > Wadeye SIHIP Aboriginal Housing Standards Report
20.06.11

During Senate estimates 0n the 3rd June 2011 a series of photographs depicting a completed house rebuild in Wadeye through the Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure...

Stunning is key to humane abattoir practices in Australasian region live export
06.06.11

Instead of running for cover, Australia should use its influence with our Islamic neighbours to ban unnecessary animal cruelty in the meat trade across the region.

The...

Nigel Scullion > NT Government should not regard GST brawl as a spectator sport
23.05.11

The Henderson Government should view Canberra’s threat to reduce GST funding to Western Australia as an attack on the Territory’s own mineral-rich economic base. 

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Nigel Scullion
10.05.11

Joint Media Release: Natasha Griggs, Federal Member for Solomon and Senator Nigel Scullion

“This Budget confirms...

24.03.11

Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion said he was delighted a record number of Australians were today supporting events highlighting the common desire to close...

Nigel Scullion
22.03.11

The Greens yesterday talked about ‘a century of mistakes’ in reference to the Wild Rivers debate, saying that the Coalition’s bill to restore Indigenous land owners’ rights...

10.03.11

Northern Territory Senator Trish Crossin needs to explain why she has failed to deliver on a range of promises for the Territory, some pledged more than three years ago,...

27.02.11

Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion has asked the Federal Government to explain why it had to top up Northern Territory funds to build two sobering up...

Nigel Scullion
24.02.11

Country Liberals Senator Nigel Scullion has warned that the Northern Territory will be hit harder than other areas by the carbon price Julia Gillard has announced she will...

23.02.11

The Northern Territory Government must immediately send police reinforcements to Alice Springs to bring escalating lawlessness in the desert town under control, Country...

21.02.11

Twice each year estimates of proposed annual expenditure of government departments and authorities are referred to Senate committees for examination as part of the annual...

09.02.11

Today’s progress report on Closing the Gap delivered by Prime Minister Gillard is yet another underwhelming update of Labor promises devoid of measurable improvements in the...

25.01.11

Reports of an investigation into the unsafe disposal of asbestos are yet another sign that corners are being cut in the Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program...

21.01.11

New data released today shows a disturbing anomaly between the national figures for child abuse and those of the Northern Territory, according to Country Liberals Senator Nigel...

23.11.10

International pharmaceutical company Abbott has announced it will provide a $60,000 scholarship over four years to an Indigenous student to study pharmacy at Charles Sturt...

18.11.10

The Labor Government today sought to avoid scrutiny of its National Broadband Network plan by trying to bring forward debate on the Restoring Territory Rights (Voluntary...

17.11.10

Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion said he was disappointed Labor senators used their allocated 30 minutes of Senate debate tonight to repeat the same tired...

11.11.10

The Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister must immediately explain why an additional $316.7 million needs to be pumped into the Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure...

03.11.10

The Federal Government has proven once again it is all talk and no action on getting Aboriginal kids to school as attendance rates plummet in remote Northern Territory schools...

29.10.10

A taskforce set up to administer a $20 million Rural Tertiary Hardship Fund in the wake of the Federal Government’s bungled Youth Allowance changes will have only three months...

26.10.10

Renovations under the Government’s Northern Territory Aboriginal housing program are now limited to new bathrooms and kitchens instead of proper refurbishments, according to...

24.09.10

A spate of suicides across the Northern Territory over the past four weeks has prompted calls for a Senate inquiry into the underlying causes of psychological distress in...

14.09.10

The Coalition today reconfirmed its commitment to working closely with Indigenous Australians by reappointing Northern Territory Senator Nigel Scullion as spokesperson for its...

13.09.10

The Labor Government’s focus on Indigenous Affairs has dwindled even further following the Prime Minister’s decision over the weekend to scrap the Indigenous health portfolio...

10.09.10

A split in the Federal Labor Party over whether to ban live cattle exports will severely damage one of the Northern Territory’s key industries if the motion is allowed to...

13.08.10

The Coalition today unveiled its Indigenous Affairs policy, announcing a new way of doing business, and an additional $54m in funds over four years to provide direct support...

05.08.10

Evidence has come to light that the Minister for Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin deliberately lied to Australians about the number of houses completed under the Federal...

04.08.10

A vote for Labor or the Greens is a vote to end commercial and recreational fishing in nearly one third of Australia’s territorial waters, Country Liberals Senator Nigel...

29.07.10

Territorians who delight in dropping a line in should vote for the Coalition in the Federal election, following this week’s announcement that a Coalition Government will...

29.07.10

The Coalition supports a balanced approach to marine conservation.

Marine Protected Areas are intended to protect and maintain biologically and culturally significant...

17.07.10

Glaring discrepancies have emerged between government claims and community reports about the number of houses that have been built for Indigenous Territorians under the...

01.07.10

Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion has called on the states to immediately release progress to date on the first tranche of houses under the National...

25.06.10

The Northern Territory’s biggest survey on local, state and national issues hit Darwin and Palmerston letter boxes this week and people are encouraged to have their say.

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23.06.10

Indigenous Australians living in Cape York had a win last night when the Australian Senate passed legislation that will ensure Native Title holders are consulted about the...

22.06.10

The Rudd Labor Government’s symbolic election commitment to reinstate the Racial Discrimination Act will come with a $400m price tag – nearly two thirds the amount allocated...

17.06.10

Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin again misled the public about progress under the Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program in Federal Parliament...

10.06.10

The Prime Minister must immediately intervene and remove Minister Jenny Macklin from any further involvement in the Federal Government’s failed Indigenous housing program....

08.06.10

The Federal Government has refused to respond to questions about its Indigenous Employment Program, despite the latest unemployment figures from the Australian Bureau of...

04.06.10

Evidence provided through Senate Estimates has revealed that Minister for Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin did not know her own department was planning to terminate the...

11.05.10

“Last night’s Budget was a big taxing, big spending Labor Budget, with very little for the Northern Territory,” Senator Nigel Scullion said today. 

“The Government...