SCOTT MORRISON’S ATTACKS ON NORTHERN TERRITORY HOSPITAL FUNDING
Scott Morrison’s hospital cuts are stretching Northern Territory hospitals to their limits.
Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare Catherine King today joined Northern Territory Health Minister Natasha Fyles to tour the recently-opened Palmerston Regional Hospital.
Labor is a strong supporter of the new hospital and committed $110 million at the […]Oct 26 2018
During Senate Estimates this week, the Federal Government again failed to rule out job cuts to the Bureau of Meteorology’s Northern Territory operations.
During questioning by the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee, Bureau CEO and Director of Meteorology, Dr Andrew Johnson, said, “[The Bureau] is committed to a strong an ongoing presence in all of […]Oct 25 2018
The Federal Government today failed to rule out job cuts to the Bureau of Meteorology in the Northern Territory.
Federal Member for Solomon Luke Gosling asked Minister for the Environment Melissa Price to rule out further federal public service cuts and to guarantee that there will be no loss of forecasting capability to the […]Oct 18 2018
LABOR WILL EXTEND PRESCHOOL ACCESS TO 3 YEAR OLDS
Member for Solomon Luke Gosling and Senator Malarndirri McCarthy today announced that a Shorten Labor Government will introduce a new two year National Preschool and Kindy Program – the biggest ever investment in early childhood education in Australia.
From 2021, every three year old in Darwin and Palmerston will […]Oct 04 2018
Prime Minister Scott Morrison needs to prove the Northern Territory will not be worse off under his proposed changes to the GST.
The NT Government has already rightly raised concerns about the long term outlook for our economy under Mr Morrison’s GST scheme.
The proposed GST redistribution scheme doesn’t provide the Territory with any future certainty. No […]Oct 01 2018
Today marks 498 days since the Federal Coalition Government promised a special City Deal for Darwin to lift federal infrastructure investment and underpin the city’s economic development.
But nothing has happened – except news that Commonwealth infrastructure grants to the Northern Territory will collapse by 75 per cent over the next four years.
These facts underscore how […]Aug 29 2018
LUKE GOSLING OAM MP
MEMBER FOR SOLOMON
RESTORING TERRITORY RIGHTS BILL 2018
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, CANBERRA
I rise to second the motion. I want to thank my friend and colleague, Andrew Leigh, the member for Fenner; and also my colleagues from the territories with that one exception that was just […]Aug 20 2018
In a terrific display of ignorance Senator Jane Hume has today told Sky News that she thinks the Northern Territory’s population is too small and sparse and therefore is undeserving of considering complex social issues and legislation.
We call on her to retract her comments and apologise to the people of the Northern Territory.
In the gobsmacking […]Aug 16 2018
Late on the evening of Tuesday 7 August a baby was born, perhaps in Western Sydney, and Australia’s population crashed through the 25 million barrier. The news in Sydney and Melbourne is full of stories about over-populated suburbs and infrastructure struggling to keep up; a five kilometre car trip may take half an […]Aug 12 2018
Next week when Parliament returns it will have been three years and five days since the Turnbull Government heralded a review into payday lending but 1101 days later vulnerable consumers are still being thrown to the loan sharks.
Yet again the Turnbull Government is refusing to introduce its own payday lending legislation to Parliament which would […]Aug 10 2018