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Comment on NT road sealing costs threat to Outback Way? by James T Smerk.

Some NT tradies get paid more than some doctors! Other states’ tradies get paid peanuts compared to them, that’s what is eating your money away.
Import some SA companies to do the work and make the greedy NT companies charge reasonable amounts.
In the last 15 to 20 years some NT tradie rates have tripled. I’m yet to hear a legitimate reason for this.

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