Tag Archives: economy

Ailing economy needs on-shore gas, says Opposition

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

Let the gas flow, says Nigel Scullion

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

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Town gets a say in its economic future as $2b cut hits home

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The $2b shock from Canberra added a sense of urgency for Michael Gunner’s economic summit in Alice Springs today. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

 

UPDATE 2:30pm March 25.

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Government disappoints on economy, crime fight: Higgins

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Government disappoints on stimulus as commercial break-ins shoot up, writes  Opposition Leader Gary Higgins (pictured).

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Economic outlook bleak, says Opposition Leader

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NT last on retail spending, business investment, housing finance and population growth, writes GARY HIGGINS (pictured).

 

UPDATE 3pm

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Business doing it tough: Hats off to those having a go!

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By KAY EADE, the Executive Officer of the Chamber of Commerce NT, takes a look at what works and what doesn’t in our town’s economy.  She is writing our Rest & Reflection series to which we have asked people who make a difference in The Alice to contribute.

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Gutsy questions on gas and economy

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Has Adam Giles been pork barrelling Alice? Yes, I have, says the Chief Minister. ERWIN CHLANDA reports from Tuesday’s forum.

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Fast $100m stimulus where it’s needed most: Giles

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The package aims at providing immediate job opportunities for local small to medium businesses and independent subcontractors, writes Chief Minister Adam Giles.

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Territory beats China: Yeah, right.

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Brolga diners (pictured) last night: Did any challenge spin by Adam Giles?

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That four-letter word: work

Work – mainstream, private, lucrative and honourable – may achieve for Aborigines what four decades of social engineering and handouts have not. Nigel Scullion (pictured with a Top End elder), the first NT based Minister for Indigenous Affairs, clearly does not want to amend the Land Rights Act which would trigger a national outcry by lower-case ‘l’ liberals. Yet he must bring into play Aboriginal assets that have lain idle for too long: Half a million square kilometers of freehold land, and thousands of working-age people on the dole. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »