To answer your questions Dr. Ongo. The NT government’s eight …

Comment on Voter banned from Parliamentarian’s office by Bruce Francais.

To answer your questions Dr. Ongo. The NT government’s eight cabinet members made the decision.
One of them actually voted against the lifting of the moratorium but as the matter was decided behind closed doors this information has been kept confidential.
They got to decide because the Chief Minister has insisted that the decision be made this way and we the people have let him get away with it.

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Mr Higgins. At a recent forum in Katherine you stated that you would always vote in accordance with the wishes of your constituents.
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