The report has in no way debunked public concerns or …

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The report has in no way debunked public concerns or “myths” as the industry would have us believe. On the contrary, it has comprehensively outlined a huge range of risks of significant consequence and probability.
This includes climate change risks, groundwater contamination and ecosystems.
The fact that the industry is already pushing back confirms again what the report acknowledged, which is that there is no confidence in the current regulatory system.
If there is money to be made, shortcuts will be sought, at the expense of the environment and people.

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A constitutionally enshrined voice to parliament for Australia’s First Nations people is an issue of national urgency. The history of our federal parliament has been to design laws that have created dispossession, oppression, disease and poverty for Aboriginal people. This needs to stop and a key part of that is ensuring that laws are developed with advice from First Nations people.

This was expressed at Parrtjima by Thomas Mayor who gave a call to action for people to ensure the Uluru Statement from the Heart is an election issue and that we have a referendum on it in the first term of a Labor government.

The value of this issue and the importance of Parrtjima in communicating issues like this is priceless. I am not sure a cost benefit analysis would be able to therefore prove anything about the true value of the Parrtjima experience.


Mineral exploration on the way up
The Chandler project is not simply a salt project.
The primary purpose of the project is to mine salt in order to create a void to dispose of huge quantities of hazardous waste.


Massive gas reserves close to being tapped
Alister Trier is also a board member of the Energy Club NT that promotes networking and development of the energy resources, including unconventional petroleum in the NT. Industry enjoys a very cosy relationship with government.


Gunner muzzles Independents, now seven of them
Except you aren’t the Opposition are you?
You are an independent looking out for your own interests.
Maybe if you worked together in the interests of all people in the Territory you would deserve more of the public funds.


The Territory is broke
For comparisons sake, Origin energy is roughly $6.5 billion in debt.
Are we really going to trust them to provide value to NT economies?


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