The government has presented the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Veteran-centric Reforms No. 1) Bill 2018, which is intended to deliver a range of services to veterans and their families. It is a positive move. Even the name indicates a change of attitude and a change of approach. I obviously welcome a veteran-centric approach. The more […]Feb 28 2018
Financial counsellors, community legal centres and support organisations reiterated to Labor the urgency of reforms to laws regulating payday lending and rent-to-buy schemes, at a roundtable in Palmerston last Thursday.
The consultation, convened by Member for Solomon Luke Gosling and attended by Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs, Tim Hammond MP, included representatives who worked directly with […]Feb 26 2018
The Government’s own secret hit list has revealed 1345 families in Darwin and Palmerston will be worse off under the Turnbull Government’s new child care package come July 2.
This is extremely worrying news as most of the families who stand to be worse off are families in the lowest income cohort – that is […]Feb 05 2018
After representing the NT at the ALP National Policy Forum and meeting with the US Consul General in Melbourne, today I’m joining the NT Government delegation at the North Australia Investment Forum in Cairns. The Forum provides the chance for key business and government leaders to showcase Northern Australia’s major project opportunities to international investors, […]Nov 20 2017
Since 2013, the Abbott /Turnbull governments have cut at least 439 Commonwealth Public Service jobs out of Darwin.
This is completely outrageous and damaging to our economy.
These job cuts show a complete lack of understanding of our challenges and complete disregard for the Developing the North agenda.
I call on Barnaby Joyce, as the new Minister for […]Aug 04 2017
Labor’s Shadow Assistant Minister, Lisa Chesters MP and Member for Solomon, Luke Gosling MP, will today meet with businesses that have chosen not to pass on the recent cut to Sunday penalty rates.
On 1 July thousands of hospitality, retail and pharmacy workers had their Sunday penalty rates cut. In the Solomon electorate, 8,072 people, or […]Aug 02 2017
I wish to invite you to participate in Labor’s Swimming and Water Safety Roundtable with myself and Matt Thistlethwaite, Labor’s Shadow Assistant Minister for Treasury.
Last year 291 people drowned on our coastline, pools and waterways and the number of drowning deaths in Australia has been increasing in recent years. The Northern Territory has the highest […]Jul 21 2017
I am passionate about fostering and developing a strong community spirit in Darwin and Palmerston. There are some amazing community organisations around the Top End that play a vital role in making it the best place in Australia.
As part of the ongoing support for our local community, I am pleased to announce that applications are […]Jul 17 2017
By gutting the NT Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) office the Turnbull Government is cutting jobs in the Northern Territory and effectively silencing Indigenous Australians.Jul 14 2017
The NT AEC office, responsible from 1,349,129 sq kilometres, will go from 15 people down to just three – ensuring many Territorians will not be enrolled to vote at the next election.
These job cuts include members […]
The process of formalising approved applicants to become Australians via citizenship ceremonies should not be politicised.The Federal Assistan
The process of formalising approved applicants to become Australians via citizenship ceremonies should not be politicised.The Federal AssistanThe process of formalising approved applicants to become Australians via citizenship ceremonies should not be politicised.The Federal AssistanJun 29 2017