NT indigenous employment program

The announcement by the NT government late on Friday afternoon that it would immediately shut down the Indigenous Employment Provisional Sum (IEPS) program because of "potential widespread fraud" was unsurprising and long overdue.

Information is sketchy at present, but NT Deputy Chief Minister Nicole Manison’s media release, soon followed by another from the NT Department of Infrastructure -- responsible for administration of the IEPS program -- give us brief glimpses of the latest on a growing list of scandals emerging from the Country Liberal Party’s administration of the NT from 2012 to August 2016.