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Government transparency, Gunner style


Picking winners is the Government’s way of informing the public on a life and death issue. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.



Conflict of interest: Councillors allow candidates Ryan, Paterson to attack Government



Their opportunity to publicly criticise their political opponents – especially Chief Minister Michel Gunner – was unfettered by any objections from their colleagues despite council’s protracted debate in recent months on the issues of conflict of interest. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

Chief Minister mum on money, again




The Gunner Government has again shut down real transparency on the Territory’s books in the Public Accounts Committee, the forum the government promised would be the outlet for scrutiny and openness, Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro (pictured) writes. FULL STORY »

Gunner again cites COVID for his failing to answer questions




Now the Chief Minister has shut down the only avenue of transparency left. This is  total disregard for democratic process and accountability, as the Territory suffers, writes Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro. FULL STORY »

COVID Territory style: Beer and skittles



Beer in, restrictions out: Just don’t ask any questions. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATE MAY 12 AT 3:55pm: Reply from COVID Media.


UPDATE MAY 13 at 3.10am: Reply from the police. FULL STORY »

Gunner mum on money issues



Chief Minister Michael Gunner yesterday did not answer any questions about government finances Opposition Leader Leader Lia Finocchiaro put to him yesterday, according to a spokesman for her. FULL STORY »

Petitioners, scrutiny miss out in ‘arrogant’ Gunner Parliament



Other Parliaments allowed questions on COVID, says Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro (pictured). FULL STORY »

McConnell to Gunner: Stop name calling

A crude Chief Minister (at left) with the worst budget management on record, since well before COVID: Welcome to the Northern Territory. While Michael Gunner takes kudos for achievements arising from the National Cabinet, Scott McConnell (at right) says there’s too much self-congratulation. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATE April 23, 10.10am: Strategic Communication COVID-19 explains “back to country” quarantine. FULL STORY »

COVID spitters are grubs, idiots, and lowlife: Gunner


Chief Minister Michael Gunner in a statement less than an hour ago announced police powers to impose on-the-spot fines of $5495, and he called alleged offenders grub, idiot, and lowlife. Power and water prices for Territory businesses will be slashed by 50% and mandatory quarantine arrangements will be formalised. New measures will be brought in during a special session of Parliament on Friday, with some Members attending remotely. FULL STORY »

Gunner government to hide fiscal facts

Voters will go to the August election short on Budget information. FULL STORY »