What lenders are very concerned about is the financial state of the Budget and in particular how much spending is exceeding revenue and how much debt the Territory has, writes Professor DON FULLER in the final part of his series about Northern Territory Budget issues. PHOTO: Treasurer Nicole Manison handing down the Budget in May 2018.
Australia’s labour costs make it very difficult to compete in the traditional industries of manufacturing. We should focus on service sectors like tourism and the industries of agriculture and mining, writes Professor DON FULLER in Part 7 of his series.
John Langalount, the Head of the Review into NT Budget repair found that NT Budgets had been treated more like “rough guides” rather than serious financial plans. Now Territorians can expect another “rough guide” for a fiscal outlook. Professor DON FULLER comments, Part 6.
Charles Darwin University appears to be substantially scaling back its commitment to regional centres such as Alice Springs, particularly through a reduction in staff and programs in the delivery of Vocational Education and Training. ANALYSIS by DON FULLER.