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NT to press Frydenberg for funds

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Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will be pressed to invest in Northern Territory infrastructure when he meets the Territory's Treasurer Nicole Manison.

The pair will have talks in Melbourne on Monday, their first meeting since the federal election.

Ms Manison is especially interested in securing federal funds for a ship lift, arguing it will create local jobs and help position Darwin as a marine maintenance and servicing hub.

Investment into other critical infrastructure projects like roads will also be on the agenda as the NT seeks a commitment on long-term GST funding.

"The federal government must invest in the Territory, particularly into projects that will create local jobs and provide significant economic stimulus," Ms Manison said.

"The federal government also needs to stick to the promise that no state or Territory will be worse off under new GST legislation.

"We have already seen deep cuts to our GST of over $500 million per year and more cuts would only mean more pain for the Territory."

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