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Opposition calls for general election

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A general election to end the dysfunctional CLP circus is needed, writes Delia Lawrie, Leader of the Opposition.

 

Giles' failure adds fuel to farce

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The CLP Government immediately should at the very least conduct an independent Judicial Inquiry under the Inquiries Act into serious allegations of interference in a criminal investigation that led to the resignation of former Police Commissioner John McRoberts, writes Opposition Leader Delia Lawrie.

 

Price turns back on Whitegate after using it in her election campaign: Lawrie

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Opposition Leader, Delia Lawrie, says government frontbencher Bess Price (pictured) "was happy enough to use traditional owners connected to the Whitegate families in her election advertising two years ago, but now she will take no action to ensure these people get the water turned back on and their land tenure issues resolved.”

Abbott snubs Giles, says Lawrie

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In an unprecedented snub Prime Minister Tony Abbott is not meeting with Chief Minister, Adam Giles, during his stay in North East Arnhemland, writes Opposition Leader Delia Lawrie.

 

Pollies on Alice youth: he said, she said

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While Chief Minister Adam Giles is touting government support to the tune of $2.5m for a youth facility at one end of Anzac Oval, Opposition Leader Delia Lawrie is deploring his shutting down of a youth facility at the other end.

CLP pursue Tiwi Islands 'land grab'

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

Chief Minister Adam Giles announced at the Property Council luncheon that the Government is on the verge of signing off a deal to secure a 99-year lease over 10,000 hectares on the Tiwi Islands. I have deep concerns that traditional owner consultation hasn't adequately occurred and have called on the Chief Minister to disclose all details of this secret deal to ensure Government transparency and accountability, writes Leader of the Opposition, Delia Lawrie.

Interest costs a 'dead weight' on NT budget, says economist

UPDATED October 25, 2012, 11.55 am. See FULL STORY. 

 

Reducing debt means reducing the size of the public service 

 

Economist Rolf Gerritsen welcomes the Country Liberals Government's "fiscal rectitude": "Let us hope that [it] lasts longer than the Government’s first budget (which is as long as it lasted when the Martin Government was elected)." He describes the Government's intentions to return the NT budget to surplus by the end of its first term and then to begin repaying debt as "laudable" as interest costs "are a dead weight on the budget". KIERAN FINNANE reports. 

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