After the devastation of the 2019-20 bushfire season, now is not the time to be leaving funding for fire management programs in the lurch, write politicians including Warren Snowdon MP (at left) and Senator Malarndirri McCarthy.
It seems certain that the out-of-touch Country Liberals, commonly know as CLP, have failed in their bid to stop Warren Snowdon from starting his fourth decade as the Federal Member for the vast Territory seat, albeit with a reduced majority. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA.
If the best time for seeing the Member for Lingiari Warren Snowdon in Alice Springs is in election campaigns, that's perhaps because he is "never at home": Apart from duties in Canberra, he is getting around the vast electorate, as he has been for three decades. He is deeply familiar with the issues yet has few answers for the electorate's thorniest problems. He discusses them with ERWIN CHLANDA.
Local historian and long-time political observer Alex Nelson says the CLP "always emphasised that it has its own identity, a Territory Party, and was not beholden to any organisation outside the Territory.” Meanwhile raised voter enrolments in Alice Springs may impact the outcome in Lingiari, and both Warren Snowdon and Jacinta Price – who apparently aspires to be Central Australia's answer to Donald Trump – may drive fracking foes to vote for 1 Territory.
Turnbull failed to address issues of education funding, family violence and money for implementing recommendations of a Royal Commission he called for and part-funded, writes Warren Snowdon (pictured), MHR for Lingiari.
Seats come cheap in the Territory, with only around $3m all up swirling around in declared campaign funding. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: On 2016 NT election night, Warren Snowdon takes a well calculated guess that Dale Wakefield will knock off Adam Giles.