Second Reading Speeches

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2023

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Amends the

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Act 2016
to: increase the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility’s (NAIF) appropriation from $5 billion to $7 billion; enable the NAIF to provide financial assistance for the development of economic infrastructure that provides a basis for economic growth or stimulates population growth in the territories of Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands; and provide that the objectives of the Act include the provision of financial assistance for the development of Northern Australia economic infrastructure for the benefit of Indigenous persons.

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