Tag Archives: northern territory

Lambley seeks brake on government spending



Private Members Bill seeks special measures if current $7bn government debt is to be exceeded, writes Robyn Lambley Independent Member for Araluen. FULL STORY »

NT Greens say free Assange

The NT Greens condemn the continuing persecution of Wikileaks’ publisher Julian Assange by the US, British and Australian governments, a fundamental attack on all democratic rights, writes Jasmyn Sheppard, Convenor of the NT Greens. FULL STORY »

A troubling snapshot of disadvantage



There are massive gaps in the quality of health between the most disadvantaged areas of the Northern Territory and those in the nation generally. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

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 »

Green government, sacred sites, RAAF base: 30 years




NT Cabinet records revealed after 30 years: You’ll be able to contain your excitement. FULL STORY »

NT politics: Seen it all before?



Yes, you have. 30 years ago, historian ALEX NELSON writes. Photo: Marshall Perron. FULL STORY »

Gunner’s gas offset policy ‘flimsy’



The Chief Minister is attempting to avoid scrutiny by releasing this contentious policy, which lacks critical detail, on a Friday close to the Christmas holidays, writes Lauren Mellor (pictured) of the Protect Country Alliance. 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 »

Old schools, hearing difficulties concerns for COGSO



President Tabby Fudge (pictured) calls for schools to be brought up to Australian standards and more assistance for Aboriginal children with hearing problems. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Miners claim change of heart about nuclear power



New polling has shown that more Australians support lifting the ban on the use of nuclear power than oppose it, according to Tania Constable (pictured), the CEO of the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA). FULL STORY »