Private schools to get power and water subsidies

The Northern Territory Government says it will provide the same assistance to all schools to help meet the cost of rising utilities prices.

Last week, it announced it would cover half of the power and water tariff increases for government schools only.

Now, Treasurer Robyn Lambley says independent schools will also receive assistance in the form of a grant that is based on the average "per student" cost of the increases.

"It wasn't about excluding the non-government schools," she said.

"It was really just following suit from what the previous government did several years before.

"We've listened to the people and we've come back, and decided we do have the money to subsidise non-government schools as well as government schools."

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