Lawrie calls for support of petition against TIO sale




Sir – I invite  Territorians to join the fight against the CLP Government selling TIO.


“TIO is the only insurer in the Territory market that provides no-loophole cyclone, flood and storm surge cover. Adam Giles and the CLP Government are pushing to sell TIO with no mandate from Territorians.


He and the CLP Government voted down a Labor motion in Parliament to stop the asset sales and take their plans to the next election or a referendum so Territorians can vote on the issue.


The CLP is risking creating an insurance crisis in the Territory like that in Queensland, where some areas can’t even get flood and cyclone cover.


Territorians are already highlighting massive hikes in private insurance quotes compared to TIO for flood and storm surge, and this will get worse when TIO is sold.


Territorians against the sale of TIO can sign a petition online at


This petition, which will be tabled in Parliament, gives Territorians a way to have their say.


CLP members will need to vote in Parliament to support the sale of TIO so we also urge Territorians to pick up the phone or email CLP members of Parliament.


Delia Lawrie

Leader of the Opposition


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  1. Russell Guy
    Posted November 21, 2014 at 5:31 am

    @ Barry.
    Public interest is found in those who democratically elect a government, as in the WA Alcohol Report soon to enable “modern consumer expectations” to drink beyond 10:30pm on a Sunday night, further extending supply in a society already flooded with alcohol.
    As reported some time ago, the alcohol industry’s core motto is ‘more’. And there are still those who say that it’s only a handful of drinkers causing problems to the public interest.
    The sale of the TIO contributes to the $49m (last figures I saw) cost of Alcohol Mandatory Treatment facilities, part of a $17b p.a. national alcohol abuse budget from taxpayer funds.
    Go figure!

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  2. Barry
    Posted November 20, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Any sale of public-owned assets is against the public interest.

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  3. Sean
    Posted November 11, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Where is Alison Anderson? Views on TIO?

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  4. Ian Ross
    Posted November 11, 2014 at 10:15 am

    As a tTIO policy holder for many years I do not want TIO sold.

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