Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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Only way Feds would bail out the NT is by taking it over

By ERWIN CHLANDA A common view is that Canberra will bail out the Territory from the Gunner Government’s record debt which is tipped to grow...

Government finance: The Emperor unveiled

 

 

What lenders are very concerned about is the financial state of the Budget and in particular how much spending is exceeding revenue and how much debt the Territory has, writes Professor DON FULLER in the final part of his series about Northern Territory Budget issues. PHOTO: Treasurer Nicole Manison handing down the Budget in May 2018.

Territorians need truth on economy and government finances

 

 
 

John Langalount, the Head of the Review into NT Budget repair found that NT Budgets had been treated more like “rough guides” rather than serious financial plans. Now Territorians can expect another “rough guide” for a fiscal outlook. Professor DON FULLER comments, Part 6.

The grandstand and grandstanding

 

 

Millions for a drinks company on the rocks and a grandstand for the Darwin Turf Club as the Territory stumbles towards a record debt: In Part Five of his series Professor DON FULLER further assesses the Gunner Government which now may be within days of its demise. PHOTO: A bloated bureaucracy.

Gunner Government: Budget misuse and democracy collide

 

 

The Territory election is two months away, the COVID-19 shutdown is relaxing, and voters now have to grapple with its impact in the context of  the Gunner Government's fiscal chaos. That has resulted in a record debt – so far – of more than $7 billion. Professor DON FULLER is casting a light on these issues.

How not to manage government finances: The case of the NT

 

Governments usually borrow money for creating infrastructure. In the Territory the cash is needed to pay the public servants' wages. DON FULLER reports. PHOTO: After three years of divisive Aboriginal art gallery debate, a hole in the ground is all the government has to show for, and the demolition of a perfectly good building, the historic Anzac highschool.

Chief Minister mum on money, again

 

 

 

The Gunner Government has again shut down real transparency on the Territory’s books in the Public Accounts Committee, the forum the government promised would be the outlet for scrutiny and openness, Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro (pictured) writes.

Government transparency is still essential

 

 

The seriousness of the COVID crisis doesn’t give the Government a licence to cut corners with Territory taxpayers’ money, writes Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro (pictured).

Barkly Council adopts COVID-19 relief measures

 

 

Rates and charges reviewed, rates debt moratorium, civic projects brought forward to "keep the Barkly strong," writes Mayor Steven Edgington (pictured).

Gunner government to hide fiscal facts

Voters will go to the August election short on Budget information.

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