In May 2017 the Northern Territory Government and the Federal Government signed an MOU for a City Deal for Darwin. It’s now been one year since the MOU was signed and we’re still waiting.
Townsville’s City Deal was signed after just one month. Launceston’s City Deal was signed in seven months.May 18 2018
The Minister for Urban […]
Since the Turnbull Government cut 80 per cent of the staff from the NT Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) office in 2017, there has not been one NT site visit by the Indigenous Electoral Participation Program.
In May 2017 AEC CEO Mr Rogers said that the AEC was “very confident that we will be able to deliver a […]May 04 2018
Northern Australia is responsible for generating fifty per cent of the nation’s exports. The Greater Darwin region is Australia’s staging-post into Asia and a cornerstone of our national security.
And yet, as Katie Woolf pointed out in these pages recently, the Federal Government’s regional snobbery has left us languishing.
The much-vaunted North Australian Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has […]Apr 30 2018
Today’s Federal Government announcement of 12 months of GST funding, and 5 years of Indigenous Housing contribution, is a step forward.Apr 23 2018
We have previously said that the two year funding model that the Turnbull Government previously proposed was never feasible.
Five years of funding is an advance, but the NT Government, with a much smaller funding base, […]
Northern prosperity translates to national prosperity. Strategic investment in the north yields enormous dividends for the nation as a whole. The north has 5% of the Australian population, but accounts for 50% of our nation’s exports. We need to grow the population of the Top End and develop the Territory’s infrastructure to support the […]Apr 09 2018
Territory Labor Federal Members have slammed the $1.4 billion cut to the Territory’s GST revenue, which comes on top of Turnbull’s savage cuts to health and education.
This cut will hurt Territorians every single day. Essential services are already stretched to breaking point and the additional cuts will make everyday life difficult for Territorians.
The NT Government are […]Apr 06 2018
“Cost of air travel is one of the issues most often raised with me by Territorians. Sky high airfares and connectivity affects residents, along with tourism, investment and commerce,” said Mr Gosling, Member for Solomon.
Mr Gosling has recently launched the #fairfaresNT campaign. Through the campaign website fairfaresnt.com, Territorians and Territory businesses are encouraged to share […]Mar 26 2018
Labor is committed to ensuring our veterans move into fulfilling employment after their time in the ADF.
The unemployment and underemployment of veterans is a serious issue which requires our immediate attention. A recent report undertaken by WithYouWithMe listed the unemployment rate of veterans at 30.2 percent, underemployment at 19 per cent and for those who […]Mar 22 2018
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