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 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 […]
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 […]Jun 13 2017
The Turnbull Government needs to start taking the Northern Territory seriously said Labor representatives after a series of meetings and briefings in Darwin and Katherine this week.
The Turnbull Government needs to start boosting the NT economy by providing better access to Defence contracts for local small and medium businesses.
And it needs to start listening to […]May 20 2017
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 […]May 19 2017
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 […]May 17 2017
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 […]Apr 09 2017