On the whole, Territorians have responded responsibly and quickly to COVID-19 restrictions and in our view are responsible enough to comply with physical distancing and gathering restrictions if cracker night was to go ahead, writes Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro (pictured).
In a lightning visit to Alice Springs today the new Leader of the Opposition, Lia Finocchiaro, met mostly with business people and talked almost exclusively about crime. She spoke exclusively with Alice Springs News editor ERWIN CHLANDA.
Personal reasons and "a number of health issues" prompted Gary Higgins (at left) to hand over the reins to Lia Finocchiaro (at right), the only other CLP member of Parliament. MARK J SMITH reports.
UPDATE 3.45 pm: Ms Ms Finocchiaro says an elected CLP Government would not sell or lease assets, fix residential power and water prices at 2020 levels for four years and public servants' jobs are safe.
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.