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.
A Western Australian facing serious criticism in his past job will take the top NT public service job in Alice while Bruce Deans, a former leading light in commerce and volunteer work, gets passed over. No comment from Dale Wakefield. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo from TV documentary Cry from the Heart.
Born again Chief Minister Adam Giles may be dismissing yesterday's outrageous events as a bit of a tiff in an otherwise happy family, but the long knives in the CLP are far from sheathed. PHOTO: Mr Giles and Mr van Holthe in an ABC TV news broadcasts whose presenters displayed amazement at the events. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The town council last night unanimously opposed the sale of the Territory Insurance Office (TIO), proposed by Chief Minister Adam Giles, and rejected several of his proposals for local government reform. TIO's generous flood insurance is likely to be lost.ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: The Gap, looking north-east towards the town, in the 1988 floods. By Hans Boessem.