20 December 2019

Expenditure on children in the Northern Territory: Draft report

This report from the Productivity Commission explores how governments can work together more effectively so that their funding develops the strengths and protective factors of communities that help to keep children safe and well. Children in the Northern Territory are four times more likely than Australian children overall to come into contact with the child protection system, and face higher rates of socioeconomic disadvantage. To help address this, the Commonwealth and NT Governments commit significant funds to children and family services. The Commission made a series of recommendations to improve the benefits accrued from government expenditure.