Tag Archives: opposition leader

Cancellation of fireworks is disappointing: Oppsition



On the whole, Territorians have responded responsibly and quickly to COVID-19 restrictions and in our view are responsible enough to comply with physical distancing and gathering restrictions if cracker night was to go ahead, writes Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro (pictured). FULL STORY »

Finocchiaro targets grandstand, pets and booze



Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro raises questions about the economy and population decline as 2020 Parliamentary sittings start. FULL STORY »

New Opposition Leader: Crime was the main topic




In a lightning visit to Alice Springs today the new Leader of the Opposition, Lia Finocchiaro, met mostly with business people and talked almost exclusively about crime. She spoke exclusively with Alice Springs News editor ERWIN CHLANDA. 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 »

Gunner, Manison breach Public Information Act




The Auditor-General has concluded that Michael Gunner and Nicole Manison were in breach of the Public Information Act on four separate occasions, writes Opposition Leader Gary Higgins (pictured). FULL STORY »

Fracking moratorium lift welcomed by Opposition




Time to unlock the gate and get on with a well-regulated onshore shale gas industry, writes Opposition Leader Gary Higgins (pictured). FULL STORY »

Ailing economy needs on-shore gas, says Opposition




Gary Higgins says construction slumped from 21% to 11% in Territory output. FULL STORY »

MyFuel prices up instead of down

2499 MFuel SM



The Government got it wrong with the MyFuel web site which requires retailers to publish retail fuel prices, writes Opposition Leader Gary Higgins. 


Pssst, here’s something hot




Whistleblowers now have a place to go, courtesy Opposition Leader Gary Higgins (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Schools, order, justice are the coalface, not resources


Planning on the long term needs to replace the “a project announcement a day” politics, says Labor’s candidate in Stuart and keen supporter of mountain biking, Scott McConnell (although he’s bringing up the rear in this picture by The Australian). He says he’s “quite concerned about the implication of widespread fracking.” Mr McConnell spoke with ERWIN CHLANDA.