The NT Government will pay for the 14 day quarantine – likely to be at a hotel – required by people from remote areas returning to their communities. Independent Member for Araluen Robyn Lambley says she was told this by Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker during a briefing this morning. Meanwhile cops at bottleshops were alerted to the $750 "hardship payment" due today. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
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.
The Gunner Government has decided to give away to the Aboriginal owners of Loves Creek, near Ross River, east of Alice Springs, $5m worth of infrastructure and equipment from the only government owned boot camp in the NT, writes Robyn Lambley, Independent Member for Araluen. Photo: Management of the camp had its challenges.
Can the Territory Alliance, led by former CLP Chief Minister Terry Mills (at right), become a real third force or is it just another minority party protest that is destined to join the historical spicks and specks of political parties left far behind? By MARK J SMITH ponders the question.
Another blackout late yesterday: A fallen tree on wires should not have shut down electricity in two-thirds of the town, says the Electrical Trades Union. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: The old Ron Goodin power station had to be pressed into service again yesterday, according to the Electrical Trades Union.
UPDATE 1.30pm: David "Strawbs" Hayes, of the Electrical Trades Union, has provided a detailed account of an extensive shut-down of Territory Generation equipment in Alice Springs yesterday evening.
UPDATE 8.10pm November 24 from Robyn Lambley, Independent Member for Araluen: "I stand by my comments last week. What a shimozzle."
UPDATE NOVEMBER 25, 4.10pm: Territory Generation CEO Tim Duignan says until Owen Springs satisfies stringent operational requirements Ron Goodin will remain on 24/7 standby.
Araluen Independent Robyn Lambley (at left) says the usual suspects commented on the Bill but the Social Policy Scrutiny Committee, of which she is a member, should have "actively sought feedback from a broader and more balanced range of Territorians". However, the committees are open to anyone wishing to make submissions, are live-streamed and advertised in advance. At right:Lia Finocchiaro. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
“Their arrogance is now equaling that of the former regime.” So says Independent Member for Araluen, Robyn Lambley (at left), commenting on what she describes as the Gunner Government's ongoing refusal to come clean on how the Opposition in the NT should be formed. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Mr Gunner is pictured at right.