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  • ROUNDTABLE REITERATES URGENCY OF PAYDAY LENDING REFORMS

    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 […]

  • GETTING ON WITH THE JOB

    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, […]

  • 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 […]