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  • AEC CUTS DISENFRANCHISE TERRITORIANS

    By gutting the NT Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) office the Turnbull Government is cutting jobs in the Northern Territory and effectively silencing Indigenous Australians.  
     
    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 […]

  • NATIONAL MEN’S HEALTH WEEK

    It was a great honour to be able to help launch National Men’s Health Week today at Parliament House in Canberra with the Governor General, His Excellency General the Hon Sir Peter Cosgrove; Professor John Macdonald, the Director of the Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre; the Hon Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and […]

  • BLACKSPOT = BLINDSPOT FOR THE TERRITORY

    Despite huge portions of the Stuart Highway having limited to no phone reception, the Federal Government’s latest announcement for “Government Priority Locations” (attached) shows, once again, a lack of commitment by Malcolm Turnbull, cabinet Minister Senator Nigel Scullion and the Coalition to the Northern Territory.

     

    Despite promising a competitive and merit based process for ranking mobile […]

  • TURNBULL IGNORES THE NORTH AGAIN

    Yesterday the Turnbull Government announced a new plan for nationwide shipbuilding activities. It is a pity their vision of a ‘nationwide’ shipbuilding plan is tainted with pork-barreling for marginal seats in South Australia which gets more than 95 percent of the $90 billion.

     

    The Turnbull Government states their shipbuilding enterprise will have massive benefits for all […]

  • COME CLEAN ON CONTINUED PFAS USE IN DARWIN

    I am very concerned about ABC News reports that Defence is still using firefighting foam with traces of PFAS chemicals at RAAF Base Darwin.

     

    The Turnbull Government must be honest and transparent as it carries out current investigations into possible PFAS contamination in the area surrounding RAAF Darwin and Darwin International Airport.

     

    I understand Defence still has not […]

  • LABOR WELCOMES DELAYED DECISION

    Labor welcomes the Turnbull Government’s announcement of a permanent Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs’ in the Northern Territory.

    Labor has long been advocating for the Northern Territory to have its own, dedicated Deputy Commissioner, despite reports the Government was not going to fill this position.

    A Deputy Commissioner will help provide support and assistance to the many […]