THE Australian has published the full text of Northern Territory Minister for Indigenous Advancement and Regional Development, Alison Anderson's, address to the NT parliament. Language gets a mention at the end. .

TODAY I want to provide a statement on the status of Aboriginal communities living in the Northern Territory. Most Australians would have an idea of those communities, whether right or wrong. Even those of us with deep knowledge have to admit how little we know because of the diversity of language and culture across this great landscape, so we approach the figures cautiously.

Read the full address.