Tag Archives: northern territory

ALP to ram through alcohol floor price: Lambley

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Alcohol floor price legislation, not in force anywhere else in Australia, will not be scrutinized by the usual Parliamentary committee process, writes ROBYN LAMBLEY, Independent Member for Araluen (pictured).


UPDATE 1.10pm Bigger fines for secondary supply of alcohol. FULL STORY »

Budget cuts will hurt all people in the NT, says CPSU

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There’s nothing efficient about arbitrary cuts, ramped up to 3% of departmental budgets this year, writes Kay Densley, CPSU NT Regional Secretary. FULL STORY »

Will gas royalties save the NT? Read the fine print.

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The NT Government says royalties for onshore gas – some of it soon to be fracked – are calculated at “10% of the product’s gross value at the wellhead”. In fact the amount actually received is less – a lot less. SHAUNA MOUNSEY reports. FULL STORY »

Financial empowerment for women: National Labor’s policy

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Two Aboriginal women from the Territory, on opposite sides of the political fence, may be in the next Federal Parliament. The race is on to make a difference on domestic violence, ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photos: The CLP candidate Jacinta Price (left) and Labor’s Senator Malarndirri McCarthy (right).   FULL STORY »

New NT tax an absolute disaster, says mining industry




The announcement today by Treasurer Nicole Manison (pictured) threatens $6b worth of investments, says Association of Mining and Exploration Companies. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

CLP propaganda courtesy of a Senate office?

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Propaganda by Nigel Scullion (pictured) for the Country Liberal Party, Jacinta Price and Joshua Burgoyne under the Commonwealth Coat of Arms. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Gunner puts big gas frackers above Territorians




“Frack and see” as Chief Minister Gunner succumbs to bullying from the high risk gas industry and the Federal Government, writes Naomi Hogan (pictured), of Lock the Gate. FULL STORY »

Fracking OK, but under ‘strict laws’ – Gunner

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“We have kept our promise,” writes Chief Minister Michael Gunner as he lifts moratorium. FULL STORY »

Lewis died as his former position was being discussed: Source

EXCLUSIVE: Wording of a was motion leaked to the Alice Springs News Online. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Report says fracking risks can be ‘appropriately managed’

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“No industry is completely without risk, and the development of any onshore shale gas industry in the NT is no exception [but] the challenges and risks associated with [it] can be appropriately managed.” That’s the opinion of the fracking inquiry’s final report presented to the NT Government today. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATES from Michael Gunner, Gary Higgins, the Frack Free Alliance, the Arid Lands Environment Centre and Lock the Gate. FULL STORY »