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Territory basket case in Commsec State of the States Report


“We have consistently had the worst performing economy in the nation and Territorians are sick of it. We don’t deserve to be last, we deserve to be first, but we have a Government with no drive, no vision and no capability to deliver,” writes Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro. FULL STORY »

NT dismal in State of the States Report



Population, construction spending plummet, unemployment up, according to the Commsec State of the States Report. “We don’t deserve to be last, we deserve to be first,” says Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro. FULL STORY »

Feds should use NAIF to lift northern Australia’s economy



Nearly five years on, only $88.5 million has been released for projects in Northern Australia, less than 2% in total funding, write Senator Murray Watt, Shadow Minister for Northern Australia, Warren Snowdon MP and Senator Malarndirri McCarthy (both pictured). FULL STORY »

Territory Alliance looking beyond COVID-19



We believe the Commonwealth Government, in working with financial institutions, should provide a business rental rebate of 75% which can be paid to landlords who accept 75% of rents as full payment, writes Terry Mills (pictured), Territory Alliance. FULL STORY »

NT state final demand declines further

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Drop of 2.5% in the December quarter follows 8.4% in September, according to the ABS. Real action is needed, says the Opposition. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Boundless downturn: retail and tourism figures decline

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Sharp drop in the usual boom month of August, writes Gary Higgins, Leader of the Opposition. FULL STORY »

Government’s 2nd birthday – little to show: Higgins




Labor promised it would create 14,000 jobs per year, at last count we are at least 25,000 short, writes Gary Higgins (pictured), Leader of the Opposition. FULL STORY »

Economy worsens: Higgins




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

Ailing economy needs on-shore gas, says Opposition




Gary Higgins says construction slumped from 21% to 11% in Territory output. FULL STORY »

Let the gas flow, says Nigel Scullion




Even Michael Gunner’s Federal leader says so, writes the NT’s CLP Senator.