Tag Archives: northern territory

Govt should run ambulance service: Braedon Earley

 

The public would get more bang for buck for the $400m it spends with St John now, writes Braedon Earley (pictured), president of the Ban Fracking Fix Crime Protect Water Party. FULL STORY »

Proposed planning changes likely to hurt you

In the proposed changes, where are the clauses referring to amenity which the Development Consent Authority (DCA) must consider currently: Those things which can affect our lifestyle and the value of your property. How our streetscapes look, and how they support everyday community life and wellbeing, writes Nick Kirlew from the Planning Action Network Inc. FULL STORY »

Vast electorates, poor participation in our democracy

 

 

While the NT accounts for less than 1% of the national roll we account for over 5% of the electors not enrolled, says the NT Electoral Commission. That and the sheer size of remote electorates raise questions about the functioning of our political system. FULL STORY »

Cattlemen ask: Where’s our drought aid?

Working group needed to “refine priorities.” FULL STORY »

Now that the Rock can’t be climbed, visiting it will cost more

 

 

 

While you can’t climb The Rock any more, the fees to enter the national park will climb – a lot. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

The Territory: It’s a gas!

 

A gas bonanza expected following the lifting of the fracking moratorium, says NT Resources Minister Paul Kirby in a duet with his Federal counterpart, Matt Canavan.

 

UPDATE 10.35am: Protect Country Alliance spokesperson Graeme Sawyers says the NT should follow the UK’s lead placing an unlimited moratorium on fracking “after the latest in a series of fracking-linked earthquakes”. FULL STORY »

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 »

The good and the bad of spending money we don’t have

“Massive infrastructure spend” or “we can’t afford more than $1m a day in interest”. Take your pick. FULL STORY »

NT Minister Paul Kirby hawking gas sales

 

 

Labor Resources Minister Paul Kirby (pictured) to create “multi-generational opportunities for Territorians and local businesses” from gas sales to Japan. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

What would John Clarke have said?

 

Among the bitterness and ego of contemporary politics, finding a way to engage us, make us laugh, and focus on important issues through that prism, even the NT Intervention. John Clarke (pictured) was able to do it at least once a week and over a very long period. By MARK J SMITH. FULL STORY »