Tag Archives: northern territory

NT cops handcuffed, says Opposition Leader

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Police union not in the loop of discussions about budget cuts, says police union president Paul McCue (pictured). FULL STORY »

Remote phones, web: Time for action not more reviews

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There are 21 remote communities with no mobile phone service, 33 with no fixed internet service and 37 connected to the NBN via unreliable or unsuitable satellite services, writes Lauren Moss, Minister for Corporate and Information Services. FULL STORY »

Economy worsens: Higgins

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The NT desperately needs a population growth stimulus, writes Gary Higgins, Opposition Leader. FULL STORY »

Convention Bureau appointment raises questions

The new director will live interstate but has spent four years in Darwin and the main contacts are down south, says the Department of Tourism and Culture. FULL STORY »

Will more consultants get tourism out of the mire?

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A gaggle of players – contracted consultants – will advise Tourism Minister Lauren Moss (pictured) about the “record $103m Turbocharging Tourism“. Will it be a matter of too many cooks spoiling the broth? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE 10.55am: Tender details.

 

UPDATE 1.40pm: Partial response from Minister Moss. FULL STORY »

Terrible child protection statistics: Finocchiaro

Estimates told 12 staff have more than 80 cases to manage each, writes LIA FINOCCHIARO, Deputy Leader of the Opposition. FULL STORY »

Fewer pokies, help for gambling addicts

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Natasha Fyles (pictured) winds back the number of gaming machines “dramatically increased” under the Giles government. FULL STORY »

‘See you in 5 years: Turnbull on NT infrastructure’

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The Federal Government committed to invest $675m in the Territory’s infrastructure but actually invested $451m – $224m less than promised. Over the next four years, Federal infrastructure funding in the Northern Territory will plummet by almost 75% from $222m in 2018-19 to $61m in 2021-22, writes Malarndirri McCarthy (pictured), Labor Senator for the NT. FULL STORY »

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 »