In fairness to Labor, this is a very old ploy …

Comment on Non Labor MLAs quit Estimates Committee by Surprised!.

In fairness to Labor, this is a very old ploy of governments.
I have been to many of Adam Giles presentations, where they commence by announcing the agenda, then he gave his spiel, only to run over time. That left minimal time for question time.
It was purely a coincidence that when the Government were announcing their achievements, there seemed to be an abundance of time. Only the “Hard Chats” seemed to have minimal question time available.
Whilst there needs to be some time limit, both sides should surely be allocated a reasonable amount of time. It is a very important topic.
BTW Natasha Fyles has an excellent speech writer except for the line “the Independents and CLP Opposition need to turn up and do the job Territorians pay them to do”, which is uncool and it should read “aLL politicians” not just “Independents and CLP”.

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