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Higgins to step down as Opposition Leader

 

Personal reasons and “a number of health issues” prompted Gary Higgins (at left) to hand over the reins to Lia Finocchiaro (at right), the only other CLP member of Parliament. MARK J SMITH reports.

 

UPDATE 3.45 pm: Ms Ms Finocchiaro says an elected CLP Government would not sell or lease assets, fix residential power and water prices at 2020 levels for four years and public servants’ jobs are safe. FULL STORY »

$88k grant all so far from $89m jobs fund: Higgins

 

 

 

For the Gunner Government to say they are focused on growing jobs, it is laughable at how little they’ve delivered, writes Opposition Leader Gary Higgins (pictured). FULL STORY »

CLP calls for youth curfew in Alice Springs

 

 

A curfew would give police a tool to prevent crime, identify abusive and neglectful households, and act as a trigger for Territory Families to match youth and their families with the services and support they need, writes Opposition Leader Gary Higgins. FULL STORY »

NT at the bottom of the barrel

 

 

New equipment investment in the Territory down 3.5% on a year ago, the trend of economic growth is down 5.4% annually and employment is down 6.6% for the year to end June 2019, writes Opposition Leader Gary Higgins. FULL STORY »

And now “cabinet in confidence”

 

 

What is the government hiding, asks Opposition Leader Gary Higgins (pictured). FULL STORY »

The Territory’s worst Treasurer, says Higgins

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Shop local? Treasurer Nicole Manison’s own department used only two Territory businesses out of seven opportunities when it came to using consultants, writes Opposition Leader Gary Higgins (pictured). FULL STORY »

‘The Territory is broke. We’re living way beyond our means.’

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The Gunner Government has “failed miserably” on economic promises “given that there are 7882 fewer Territorians employed, businesses close down week after week, jobs have been lost and the operational cost of government has increased by $478m,” according to Opposition Leader Gary Higgins (pictured) in his Budget Reply this morning. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

‘Cannibalising’ Vowles is childish, says CLP

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“Ken Vowles had the guts to stand by his convictions and acknowledge Labor has led the Territory into dangerous, unchartered waters,” writes Opposition Leader Gary Higgins (pictured). FULL STORY »

Boundless Arrogance, says Opposition

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Gary Higgins (at left) and Lia Finocchiaro (at right) thunder about Government failures ranging from juvenile delinquency to population decline and the alcohol floor price. FULL STORY »

Gallery chicken before the egg under Labor: Opposition

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Labor made an announcement, ignored the recommendation of its own advisory committee, botched the consultation process and then called for tenders for a business case a mere three weeks ago, after being in government for two years, writes Gary Higgins (pictured), Leader of the Territory Opposition. FULL STORY »