Tag Archives: Michael Gunner

Billionaire may invest in giant Tennant solar farm

 

 

Aussie investor to make announcement about giant Tennant Creek solar farm to supply Darwin and Singapore, writes Chief Minister Michael Gunner. FULL STORY »

Ask former top Federal public servant about NT debt mess

 

Martin Parkinson (pictured), the recently retired Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and former Treasury Secretary, who has been the nation’s top public servant for two Prime Ministers, may have answers eluding Michael Gunner and his government.

 

UPDATE Sept 9, 5pm: Comment from Opposition Leader Gary Higgins. FULL STORY »

McConnell ‘highly likely’ to run for Braitling

 

Scott McConnell (pictured), the current Member for Stuart, blames his former Labor colleague Dale Wakefield for “derailing” the National Indigenous Art Gallery and the Chief Minister for selling short the regions and Alice Springs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Tell me what you think about fracking – for $100

 

 

Government fracking consultation by invitation: still, a tremendous level of distrust of the government was obvious, writes Bruce Francais (pictured), from Katherine. FULL STORY »

Gunner stonewalls Lambley’s Opposition queries

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“Their arrogance is now equaling that of the former regime.” So says Independent Member for Araluen, Robyn Lambley (at left), commenting on what she describes as the Gunner Government’s ongoing refusal to come clean on how the Opposition in the NT should be formed. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Mr Gunner is pictured at right. FULL STORY »

Budget repairs: Charging for parks, paying less to homeless

Disproportionate hit for the homeless young to help Gunner repair his record deficit. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Gallery fiasco: school heritage process ‘massively flawed’

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The Heritage Council relied on a doctored application from historian Alex Nelson who says the decision not to heritage list Anzac High “certainly means that my nomination, in effect, was not able to be judged properly on its merits”. EXCLUSIVE by ERWIN CHLANDA.  FULL STORY »

Fixing taps or fixing policy?

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After decades of arguing about remote housing, consultants are still paid well for big words while the people on the ground could be taught to fix the small jobs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Pictured: A kit to fix leaking taps. FULL STORY »

Mayor Ryan, CM Gunner mum on art gallery

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Mayor Damien Ryan (at left) won’t say whether he is supporting 10 traditional owners on the national art gallery issue, and CM Michael Gunner (at right) won’t say what – if anything – has resulted from his “consideration” of the project. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

NT should become the Switzerland of the Southern Hemisphere

2601 Kelvin McCann SM2601 Singapore SMThe Northern Territory is part of a country that does not assassinate its leaders, has a democratic system of electing leadership, and appears to other countries in the Asia Pacific region as a stable place. For Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian, Vietnamese, and Indonesians, amongst others, to safely bank private fortunes away from their own turbulent economies is just what they need, writes KELVIN McCANN (pictured). He deplores that the NT Government is turning a deaf ear to suggestions of capitalising on these opportunities. At right: Singapore is making it happen. FULL STORY »