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Fifty reasons for Budget Estimates - before the election



Fifty reasons for Budget Estimates - before the election


Burke, Denis (Denis Gabriel)

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Country Liberal Party


Media Releases for 09th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Media Releases; ParliamentNT




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Northern Territory Opposition

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15. What will be the impact on the Budget if St Johns withdraws its service from the Territory and the Government has to take over service delivery? 16. The Territory Budget was put together based on an offer of 11% to teachers over three years. What will the impact be on the Budget now that the Government has made a new financial offer? 17. What will be the cost to Territory children as a result of strikes by teachers across the whole Territory? 18. What is the cost to the community and the tax-payer that has occurred because of the work-to-rule actions that nurses have been forced to take as a result of the Labor governments failure to provide adequate pay, conditions and resources? 19. Despite providing an extra $27.5 million over the next three years for Tourism, why has the Territory experienced a loss of almost 100,000 visitors in the last year? 20. What is the cost of the Share our Story tourism campaign that was welcomed by closed arms by Tourism operators? 21. What has been the opportunity cost to the Tourism operators by the Labor governments failure to deliver increased airline visitation despite being hyped up by your government? That includes Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, and others? 22. What has been the cost to tourism operators through the Labor governments failure to start any construction work on the Mereenie Loop Road? What has caused the delays to construction? 23. What has been the cost to Territorians through the Labor governments failure to start any construction work on the Desert Research Centre? 24. What has been the cost to the Territory by the halving of the Australian Airlines flights between Darwin and Singapore? 25. What has been the cost of Merpati Airlines closing their business in the NT? 26. Was there any financial consideration given to the Hai Win Shipping Company to make a return visit to the Territory, given comments by the Chief Executive that it was simply uncompetitive to use the railway to ship containers? 27. What has been the cost to Territorians through the decision by Northline Freight to transfer 80% of its freight back to the road? 28. What was the cost of the bungled Malaysian airlines cargo freight trial to taxpayers? Why did the Labor government not listen to industry representatives and why did the Labor government bully the airline? 29. What is the result of the review conducted into the Labor governments bungling of the Malaysian Airlines Freight Trial? 30. Where did the $42 million come from for the Labor government changes to the Education system? Why did the Labor government not implement the more controversial recommendations from the Secondary Education review that cost tax-payers $1 million? 31. How much is Government spending on maintaining Lake Leayner and reports that Government is to introduce a user pays system?

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