NT ELECTION 2024

WHAT WE'RE CALLING FOR

Develop an urban housing supply plan for the Northern Territory.​

A coherent short, medium and long-term urban housing supply plan that identifies the quantum, type and location of housing required by 2030 to support the current and projected future population, with consideration given to existing and forthcoming Commonwealth investment in housing.

Mandate that 30% of all land released by the Crown for residential use be for social and affordable housing.​

30% of all land released by the Crown for residential use be mandated as social and affordable housing. The mandated requirement should be 10% for new developments on freehold land.

Complete the third tranche of reviews of the Northern Territory Residential Tenancies Act.

A third tranche of reviews of the RTA to bring Territory legislation in line with other Australian jurisdictions and provide fairer laws for the large portion of Territorians who rent. Key areas of RTA reform that need to be delivered are: • Reasonable rent increases. • Minimum standards for rental premises. • Valid reason for termination of the lease by landlords and an end to ‘no-cause’ evictions. • The establishment of an independent Residential Tenancies Bond Board. • Protections against discrimination in the rental market.

Safeguard and restore funding for homelessness services.​

To maintain the capacity of funded services to effectively perform the services that they have been contracted to perform, the following is required: Increase base funding for frontline services organisations by a further 2.5% in 2024-25 and by 5% in 2025-26 and each subsequent year across the forward estimates to restore sector funding comparative to levels in 2018. Cease the application of efficiency dividends to frontline housing and homelessness services. Provide sufficient wage and CPI cost indexation to grant agreements to ensure that grant funding is maintained in real terms.

Give TFHC full accountability for the specification, construction and delivery of public housing, and ultimate responsibility for repairs and maintenance.

Give Territory Families, Housing and Communities full accountability for the specification, construction and delivery of public housing, and ultimate responsibility for timely and cost effective repairs and maintenance. This must include effective neighbourhood, community and stakeholder consultation at all stages of the supply timeline.

Establish transitional housing for women and children escaping domestic family violence in Tennant Creek.

In Tennant Creek, stakeholders have identified the urgent need for transitional housing to support women and children leaving violent homes.

A Youth Foyer in Alice Springs.

It is time to take note of the evidence and invest in a Youth Foyer or similar youth-specific accommodation model as part of the accommodation landscape in Alice Springs.

Establish short-stay accommodation in Katherine.

Allocate sufficient capital and operational funding for the construction and ongoing operation of a short-stay accommodation facility in Katherine.

WHAT CANDIDATES HAVE TOLD US

WHAT WE'VE HAD TO SAY

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NT Shelter Newsletter – June 2024

In our latest newsletter, we launch our 2024 NT Election Campaign page, dedicated to election coverage ahead of this year’s election. Read about our collaboration with Territory Families Housing and Communities on the next steps

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NT Shelter’s NT Election 2024 Platform

Ahead of the Northern Territory Election 2024, find out what we’re calling for via our NT Election 2024 Platform. In summary: Develop an urban housing supply plan for the Northern Territory. Mandate that 30% of

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Hear Peter discuss the need for increased protections for NT renters 5/6 with Katie Woolf.

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Annie speaks to the Centralian Today on the need for more youth accommodation in Alice Springs.

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Peter on ABC Darwin News on NT Shelter’s Election Asks.