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LETTERS: Voice in Parliament, the cost of beer, fibre or rail?

Sir – I wrote the following letter to the secretary of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters. Dear Secretary, I wish to make a submission...

The Territory is too big for them to grasp

 

 

 

Halving our seats in Parliament: "The underlying presumption in such a cold, clinical, approach must be that all people are equal and are evenly scattered around an electorate within one climate zone," writes Bob Beadman (pictured).

Mayor Ryan misses council meeting, campaigns as CLP candidate

 

 

CLP Opposition announcement about candidate Damien Ryan is likely to further fuel the controversy about his conflict of interest. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Gunner again cites COVID for his failing to answer questions

 

 

 

Now the Chief Minister has shut down the only avenue of transparency left. This is  total disregard for democratic process and accountability, as the Territory suffers, writes Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro.

Paterson stands for Territory Alliance

 

 

The Deputy Mayor (pictured in a charity ride from Alice Springs to Adelaide before public office) joins Mayor in quest for a seat in Parliament.

COVID spitters are grubs, idiots, and lowlife: Gunner

 

Chief Minister Michael Gunner in a statement less than an hour ago announced police powers to impose on-the-spot fines of $5495, and he called alleged offenders grub, idiot, and lowlife. Power and water prices for Territory businesses will be slashed by 50% and mandatory quarantine arrangements will be formalised. New measures will be brought in during a special session of Parliament on Friday, with some Members attending remotely.

Convention ignored in vote on Opposition

 

 

Terry Mills and Robyn Lambley (pictured) are no longer heading up the Opposition: "The collusion in the Chamber between the CLP, the ALP and the Speaker was nothing short of disgusting," says Mrs Lambley. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Braedon Earley to stand for Parliament

 

 

Mr Earley (at left) is standing down as the president of the of the Ban Fracking Fix Crime Protect Water Party to contest the seat vacated by Ken Vowles (at right).

Damien Ryan's youth curfew dilemma

 

 

Will Mayor Damien Ryan (at left), now that he is also CLP candidate, reverse his long-standing opposition to a youth curfew in Alice Springs? This week Opposition Leader Gary Higgins called for such a curfew, a sure sign that this is now a major plank in CLP platform for the 2020 NT elections. Mr Ryan's opponent in Araluen, Robyn Lambley (at right), seems to be on a winner, at least politically. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Top committee grapples with tourism development in the North

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More than 17 million tourists visiting Northern Australia in 2014/15 and spending 10 billion dollars is a fact that could be expected to send the pulse rate up a notch or two. But despite its stirring title, “Northern Horizons – Unleashing Our Tourism Potential”, the Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia report, at least judging by its chapter six, is short on excitement, specific initiatives and detail that could further crank up the industry. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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