1 Territory likes its chances as Michael Gunner's ballooning deficit and hapless policies such as the alcohol floor price mirror the Adam Giles fiasco. ERWIN CHLANDA speaks with the party's vice-president, Sue Fraser Adams (pictured).
Planning on the long term needs to replace the "a project announcement a day" politics, says Labor's candidate in Stuart and keen supporter of mountain biking, Scott McConnell (although he's bringing up the rear in this picture by The Australian). He says he's "quite concerned about the implication of widespread fracking." Mr McConnell spoke with ERWIN CHLANDA.
One fact that stands out from all the controversy swirling around Territory politics at present is just how closely it echoes the events of a quarter century ago that almost unravelled the CLP in the 1980s. ALEX NELSON comments. He is pictured when he was chosen as the CLP Member of the Year in August 1990.
A very interesting segment from the article “The lighter side of lawmaking”, published in the Alice Springs News on 11 August, 2011, is repeated here.
Shadow Treasurer John Elferink says under Labor, the Territory’s net debt has blown out to $6.7billion, including liabilities. A dollar coin weighs 9 grams, is 25mm in diameter and 3mm thick. There are 111 dollar coins in a kilo, 111,111 in a tonne.
He says the Territory’s debt takes on mind-boggling proportions. ALEX NELSON gives his calculator a work-out.