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Cut Federal funds to bring NT in line on debt: Sam McMahon

By ERWIN CHLANDA CLP Senator Sam McMahon says the way to rein in the Territory’s massive debt may need to be a cut to funding...

Gunner blames pandemic for fiscal fiasco: Commentator

Michael Gunner (inset) is said to be washing his hands of the NT's record deficit. Image: Government publicity of pandemic precautions. By ERWIN CHLANDA “Gunner plays...

Territory Government debt goes up by a further $600m

 

 

This will be applied to the 2020-21 borrowing program, writes Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro (pictured) who also states after a Public Accounts Committee hearing that Mr Gunner hasn't yet accessed the $300 COVID contingency funding it passed in March.

Industry development in the NT a government policy vacuum

The new Economic Reconstruction Commission will come up with major and valuable recommendations. But does the Government have the ability, commitment and resources to implement them? And what role will the resource industries play? ANALYSIS by DON FULLER (pictured).

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.

Gunner Government needs to come clean on debt

 

 

With the debt of $1.8 billion blown out to $6.2 billion predicted this year the Gunner Government only wants to be judged on how the National Cabinet has handled COVID-19 and for us to forget its management before that, writes Opposition Leader Lea Finocchiaro (pictured).

Government pays $800,000 a day in interest

 

This Labor Government’s fixation on spending money like a kid in a lolly shop is irresponsible, and their red tape preventing private sector investment is killing the economy, writes Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro (pictured).

Lambley seeks brake on government spending

 

 

Private Members Bill seeks special measures if current $7bn government debt is to be exceeded, writes Robyn Lambley Independent Member for Araluen.

'Greatest financial disaster' threat to credit rating

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Manison sacked Territory Generation board for "a significant deterioration in its financial performance" then presided over the "greatest financial disaster the Territory has ever seen," says Robyn Lambley (pictured).

Development fund dumped to pay for mounting debt

The administration of the defunct fund cost more than a $1m a year, writes Robyn Lambley, Independent Member for Araluen (pictured).

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