• Caterina Sullivan

How Labor Has Committed to Achieving the Global Goals in the NT

Updated: Nov 4, 2018



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Labor has claimed a landslide victory in the Northern Territory this weekend. But how have they promised to work towards the achievement of the Global Goals? We looked at Chief Minister Michael Gunner’s campaign launch speech from a few weeks ago to find out more.

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

“We will commit $8 million over 4 years for more nurse to home visits”

This addresses all associated targets of Goal 3.

Goal 4: Quality Education

“We will establish the first ever Territory wide plan for Childhood.”

This addresses all associated targets of Goal 4.

“We will expand the Family as First Teachers program.”

This addresses Target 4.2: By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

“That is why we have a target of moving towards 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030.”

This addresses Target 7.2: By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

“We have found within the budget an additional $100 million for infrastructure stimulus.”

This addresses Target 9.1: Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.

“Every school will get $300 000 to fix minor infrastructure.”

This addresses Target 9.1: Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Sustainable Communities

“Invest a record $1.1 billion into remote housing. We will build more homes, more rooms, and more places for people to live over the next 10 years than any previous Government ever.”

This addresses Target 11.1: By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums.

Goal 15: Life On Land

“Labor will create more Ranger programs – we want people working on country – caring for country.”

This addresses all associated targets of Goal 15.

Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

“There will be an Independent Commission Against Corruption in the Northern Territory.”

This addresses Target 16.5: Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms.

“Labor will reform the way Parliament works to make it more relevant and open… We will be an open Government. Accountable and transparent.”

This addresses Target 16.6: Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels.

“Labor will return control over decision making to local Aboriginal people who live in their communities. We trust their decisions and we will ensure Government is there to support those calls.”

This addresses Target 16.7: Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision- making at all levels.

We’re looking forward to seeing what else the Chief Minister has in store for the achievement of the Global Goals over the next four years. We are excited to work with him, his team and the other elected Members of Legislative Assembly.

This article was originally published on the Global Goals Australia Campaign website.

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Authorised by Caterina Sullivan (2018)

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