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Mammoth police training less then 12 months from election

 

 

A normal squad of 30 before the busy Christmas period would have made more sense, writes Paul McCue (pictured), Police Association President. FULL STORY »

CLP could have won with a better candidate: Hanna

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“Jacinta Price is so very much disliked by a large proportion of Aboriginal people in the electorate,” and while his coconut meme was headline material for the Murdoch press, it remained silent on Price’s online “accusing Muslims about their private racial accords,” writes Greens candidate George Hanna. PHOTO: Greens campaign worker at Berry Springs. FULL STORY »

Price bombs out in the bush

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Tina MacFarlane, the 2016 CLP candidate for Lingiari and a white pastoralist, performed much better in the remote area voting than her successor in the current election, Jacinta Price, whose campaigning relied heavily on her Aboriginality. By ERWIN CHLANDA. Now she’s going back to council, the ABC reports. FULL STORY »

Looks like Wazza’s back

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It seems certain that the out-of-touch Country Liberals, commonly know as CLP, have failed in their bid to stop Warren Snowdon from starting his fourth decade as the Federal Member for the vast Territory seat, albeit with a reduced majority. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA. FULL STORY »

Rob de Castella allegations raised with Snowdon – again

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John Bell raises nine-year old battle with “Deek” over alleged debts for wages and use of public money. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Campaign full of rancour still not over

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Murdoch press favours, Deputy PM praising hate speech, minders shielding candidates: Democracy in nosedive? COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA. McCormack, Scullion and Price pictured in ABC TV scoop of hate speech in the Lingiari candidate’s social media post. FULL STORY »

Anti-fracking Greens: Are jobs for the dole schemes legal?

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A big “no” to fracking tops the list of priorities for the Greens candidate in Lingiari, George Hanna <strong>(pictured)</strong>. He’s even putting anti-fracking candidate Hamish MacFarlane, an independent who is close to 1 Territory, in second place on his how to vote card. This is ahead of Labor’s Warren Snowdon who is giving the Greens his number two slot. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE Monday 2.30pm: About Safe Harbour. FULL STORY »

A change in Lingiari? History holds some clues.

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In the 1987 Federal election, when all of the Territory was a single seat, lies a clue for what what may be happening now, says local historian Alex Nelson: The NT Government had run into financial difficulties, public service cuts were made, and Snowdon was swept into the seat on a protest vote. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Negative campaigning by the CLP. FULL STORY »

Jacinta Price spits dummy

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A hysterical dummy spit by Jacinta Price, following publication of a report on Monday critical of her record as a town councillor, is unbecoming of a candidate for a major party in a Federal election. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Ms Price at a meeting of the Town Council from which she has resigned despite her pledge to serve a full term. FULL STORY »

Coalition wants to accelerate Beetaloo gas production

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Feds contribute $8.4m to “get on with the job. We want to get the gas up out of the ground and into people’s homes and businesses as quickly as we can,” writes Matt Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Photo: Lingiari candidate Jacinta Price. FULL STORY »