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NT Labor pledges $1.1b for remote housing

By Lorna Perry

Posted December 13, 2015 20:38:10

Northern Territory Labor has announced it will set aside $ 1.1 billion for remote housing over the subsequent decade.

The funding commitment has come ahead of subsequent year’s NT election.

Announcing the funding at the Roper Gulf community of Ngukurr, NT Labor leader Michael Gunner stated the money would be spent on infrastructure, new residences, the building of new living spaces and the repair and upkeep of current housing.

“It really is essential we get housing correct,” Mr Gunner stated.

“It is the principal physical disruption to healthier men and women, to mental wellbeing, to getting children to college [and] receiving folks trained and for it to perform, we have to get it proper when it comes to housing.”

Ngukurr resident Marjorie Hall said she would like more rooms or an additional house built to accommodate the numerous individuals under her roof.

“We [have] got added families sleeping with us, so 13,” she mentioned.

“[It is] disturbing [living with 13 individuals in 4 rooms].

“Noisy with the little ones … not much rest.”

Resident Betty Roberts said a lot more bedrooms have been a should for huge families.

“It’s alright with the laundry and the toilet and the kitchen … but the rooms [are required] due to the fact I have my grandchildren staying with me,” she said.

Labor has pledged to start off the funding in 2017-18 after extensive consultation.

Map of Ngukurr, NT Photo: Map showing location of Ngukurr, Northern Territory, a community where the Labor Government has pledged $ 1.1b for housing. (Supplied: Google Maps)

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Cameron pledges to outline strategy against IS this week

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron will begin to lay out his case this week for the Royal Air Force to start off hitting Islamic State targets in Syria, some thing he has been eager to do but feared being blocked by Parliament.

Speaking in Paris on Monday following meeting French President Francois Hollande, Cameron said the two leaders agreed to boost counterterrorism cooperation following the attacks. He known as for higher European Union-wide efforts to share intelligence to cease extremists and supplied the use of RAF Akrotiri on Cyprus for anti-Islamic State actions in Syria.

“The United Kingdom will do all in our energy to help our pal and ally France to defeat this evil death cult,” he said.

Cameron lost a vote in Parliament two years ago to allow attacks on Syria, and has been reluctant to even suggest a vote until he could be particular to win. The RAF is currently participating in airstrikes in Iraq.

Cameron has argued that Britain’s “precision missions” would enable much better targeting and lead to fewer civilian casualties than American weapons. Britain’s arsenal consists of the Brimstone missile, whose technology enables it to ensure accuracy against moving targets, such as gun trucks utilised by Islamic State group militants.

Defense Secretary Michael Fallon told the BBC that Britain had capabilities to offer you the coalition.

“We have a very skilled air force. The Tornadoes that we have been deploying in Iraq have a higher-precision missile, the Brimstone missile, that no one else has, that reduces, eliminates, civilian casualties simply because it is so precise,” he said. “The rest of the coalition would like to see the RAF engaged in Syria. It makes very little sense for the RAF to be in a position to fly as far as a border in between Iraq and Syria that (the Islamic State group) itself does not recognize.”

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