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Katherine Times Wed 13 Dec 2017



Katherine Times Wed 13 Dec 2017


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NEWS Wednesday December 13, 2017KATHERINETIMES4 katherinetimes.com.au From Page 1. We made it clear that we wanted to be included and that the community needed more information, Mayor Miller said. Right now it feels like the transparency is not there. Council wrote to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last month asking for his intervention on the ongoing chemical crisis. Defence officials returned toKatherine lastweek to provide an update on the latest results of the PFAS investigation. Council endorsed a letter to thePrimeMinister seeking his urgent and determined leadership to more effectively deal with the impacts of PFAS to our people, environment and economy. While a meeting with Health Minister Hunt was arranged, the delegation was also able to seeDefenceMinister Payne. Call for help Canberra lobby CORRIDORS OF POWER: Anthony Bartlett, Warren Snowdon, Fay Miller and Rob Jennings. Picture: supplied. Senate probe to question slow actions THE Senate is continuing to apply pressure to the Federal Government to respond to PFAS contamination across 23military bases. Labor successfully steered a motion through the Senate last week ordering an inquiry through the Joint Standing Committee of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. The Senate last week also has applied a deadline for the Federal Governments response to PFAS contamination. While the successful Greens/ALP motion this week specifically applied to Williamtown RAAF Base, it would set the policy for all base investigations, including the Tindal RAAF Base. The Senate has called on the government to explain how it will address financial impacts from the Williamtown contamination scandal by February 5. The chaos and dysfunction that is playing out at PFAS contaminated Defence sites across Australia shows the Turnbull Government has no control or oversight of this issue, Labor MPs Rich ard Marles, Gai Brodtmann and Malarndirri McCarthy said. We havent heard hide nor hair of the PFAS Taskforce since it was set up at the beginning of the year. And the Governments promised solution, announced in May, has yet to materialise. Labor will not allow this divided and dysfunctional Turnbull Government to fail Australians with its inadequate response to PFAS contamination. Any solution must be a national solution and must address all 23 Defence sites. The Turnbull Government cannot cherry pick a solution for just one or two. Labor looks forward to the inquiry answering many of questions, the Labor MPs said. BY CHRIS MCLENNAN Pressure is being applied. KATHERINE COUNTRY CLUB Pearce Street Katherine | 08 8972 1276 Courtesy Bus Available Enjoy a Cold Beer and Great Food while watching the fight on screens around the club A W 33 16 26 8 Call Kevin Comley 0419 822 117 comcleannt@bigpond.com 0419 822 117 VACATE CLEANS A W 30 07 55 9 RESTAURANT & BAR Looking for a place to hold your next Training Day or Work Function? 3 Giles Street, Katherine | Phone: 08 8972 3988 www.rjrestaurantandbar.com.au Let RJs Restaurant & Bar help you ! Call now to find out more. A W 33 17 08 0 A W 33 16 04 0Katherine Accounting Services Pty Ltd 16 Fourth Street, Katherine Phone 8972 3384 Email: admin@katherineaccountingservices.com.au HAVNT LODGED YOUR TAX YET? DONT STRESS ITS NOT TOO LATE Come and talk to us the accounting professionals