Northern Territory Government’s Aboriginal town camp Review facing more delays

There are more delays to the public release of the Northern Territory Government’s $2.4-million review of 43 Aboriginal town camps.

The Government is still working out how to release the review, saying the consultant’s final report is 16,000 pages and will need to be distributed in a format that is “useful for stakeholders, including the media”.

“The report is still being prepared for Cabinet’s consideration,” a spokeswoman for NT Housing Minister Gerry McCarthy said.

“The final report is approximately 16,000 pages and has required detailed analysis and consideration of a number of highly complex matters regarding housing condition, land tenure and the economic aspirations of residents.”

A review of a range of issues including leasing, land tenure and infrastructure in 43 Aboriginal town camps was initiated by the former CLP government last year.

The Labor Government, elected last August, continued the review and last October Deloitte was awarded the review contract and granted time extensions past the initial reporting deadline in December last year.

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