On a more serious note, has anyone had a chance …

Comment on 1 Territory too fixed on opposition to fracking: Lambley by Edan Baxter.

On a more serious note, has anyone had a chance to check out the NT ICAC office launched last week? Check this out:
“The ICAC can investigate persons / bodies previously outside the jurisdiction of Northern Territory watchdog bodies. For example MLAs, courts, tribunals, local government councils and independent officers.”

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1 Territory too fixed on opposition to fracking: Lambley
@ Alex: Got your point.

1 Territory too fixed on opposition to fracking: Lambley
@ Alex Nelson: Why SA?! They had a go a while back and messed things up!
Surely it is time to give Tassie or Victoria a shot at leading the North.

1 Territory too fixed on opposition to fracking: Lambley
Seems like a missed opportunity for TM and RL to say to Territorians “we are serious about a new type of governance and democracy for the Territory and this is how we are different to Labor and the CLP …”
Because no matter how fracking is dressed up, it is an activity that is not supported by the people of Territory.
It was the decision to overturn the fracking moratorium that is the Gunner Government’s peak breaking-of-the-faith-moment.
(The only moment possibly as significant was the shocking GST funding pressure applied by ScoMo and Co on the NTGov to support fracking … and Gunner’s rapid capitulation.)
Now more than ever, we need leaders who are prepared to put the principles of these matters front and centre for Territorians.
Have a rethink, RL and TM!

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