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#5141 Jeruselem

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Posted Today, 11:45 AM

NT looks to be a basket case.  WA is getting ripped off, they have every right to be angry.

Really, there should be a floor of retained funds like 50% as a bare minimum.

 

The NT is a very weird territory compared to rest of Australia, small population and most the place is unpopulated but we have a lot of potential of resources because ... we are mostly unpopulated. Actually WA is pretty similar in some ways.


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#5142 Rybags

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Posted Today, 12:01 PM

Small population but it seems to be concentrated in the towns.  Hard to work out the exact %age since there seems to be varying figures for Darwin's population, some seem to exclude Palmerston, some count the entire surrounding area.  And I imagine transport infrastructure like Stuart Hwy and the Ghan railway is looked after by the Federal govt.

But I suppose they're at a disadvantage regardless.  There'd need to be a lot of duplication of services to reduce travel time for people using them.



#5143 Mac Dude

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Posted Today, 12:34 PM

NT looks to be a basket case.  WA is getting ripped off, they have every right to be angry.
Really, there should be a floor of retained funds like 50% as a bare minimum.


The problem though is that the feds fund the states in other ways as well. If you give them more GST then you need to cut other funding like schools.

It has to come from somewhere - if one state gets proportionally more another must get proportionally less.
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#5144 Jeruselem

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Posted Today, 12:45 PM

Small population but it seems to be concentrated in the towns.  Hard to work out the exact %age since there seems to be varying figures for Darwin's population, some seem to exclude Palmerston, some count the entire surrounding area.  And I imagine transport infrastructure like Stuart Hwy and the Ghan railway is looked after by the Federal govt.

But I suppose they're at a disadvantage regardless.  There'd need to be a lot of duplication of services to reduce travel time for people using them.

 

We simply don't have population density. Darwin is like 70% of the NT population.


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Posted Today, 12:50 PM

NT gets a lot of Federal funding via defense but it is a weird environment as Jerusalem says, Indigenous people aside 90 percent plus of the relatively small population are clustered along the Stuart Hiway in a few towns.

 

I enjoyed living up there but you are quite correct, W.A. is getting ripped off, big time, when with the huge down-turn in resources and a squandering State Government, now kicked out, we really could use a better share to keep up our services.

 

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#5146 Jeruselem

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Posted Today, 01:06 PM

Looks at this map - pretty much most of the NT live in like 1 big city and a few towns, the NT is a odd place.

 

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Posted Today, 02:37 PM

Those figures look way off - Sydney is a bee's dick off 5 million and Melbourne about 4.5.  Brisbane should be #3 at bit over 2 million with Perth just behind it.  Adelaide should be #5.

Capital Hill is a suburb FFS with a population of probably zero or at best under 100 - it is parliament house and bounded by State Circle.  Canberra is a touch under 400,000.

#10 should be Sunshine Coast just north of Brisbane with Woolongong at #11.


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#5148 Jeruselem

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Posted Today, 02:39 PM

I think that's an old map but ... in the case of the NT, it's not that different now anyway.


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