Our submission to the Northern Territory 2017/18 Budget highlights the role of place-based disadvantage, which underpins a range of inequities in the Northern Territory. Our recent repot, Dropping off the Edge 2015, found that 25 per cent of locations in the NT accounted for 47 per cent of the highest disadvantage rankings. These findings highlight both the complexity and persistence of locational disadvantage in the Northern Territory.
Based on our experience working with vulnerable communities and evidence of what works, we have called on the Northern Territory Government to invest in the following areas:
- entrenched disadvantage
- early childhood, health and education
- male violence
- youth and adult justice.