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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


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32. What has been the cost to tax-payers and Power Water as a result of the introduction of the new billing system that Labor Minister Burns said was working fine? Its been reported that millions of dollars have been forgone in lost revenue. 33. Pool fencing. How much has the Labor Governments new law cost the taxpayer? 34. How many pools and spas had to be reinspected because of the rogue inspector and how much did it cost the taxpayer to pay to fix up those fences found to be inadequate? 35. Where has the money come from for the construction of the new Fire Station for the Northern Suburbs and when will it be guaranteed to be finished? 36. Where did the money come from for the recent announcement of $5.5 million for the school at Wadeye? When will it be started and when will it be completed? 37. When will Palmerston High School be started given that it has been promised in three Budgets but gone no where? 38. What are the financial details surrounding the Labor governments commitment to the Arafura Bowls Club? 39. How much did the Government spend putting the international cricket deal into place? What was the nature of contracts signed? Did these contracts include any penalty clauses for failure to fulfil contractual obligations given that Territorians are not getting the Test cricket deal they were promised? 40. What will be the Labor governments financial commitment to help save the Waratahs Sporting Club after the Chief Minister got up and said that she will guarantee its survival in a meeting? 41. What has been the cost to Territorians through the Labor governments failure to secure any further access through Aboriginal land for recreational fishermen and women? 42. Besides the tragic human costs, what has been the financial cost of the reduction of the decision to reduce the money spent on Repairs and Maintenance for Territory Housing Assets? 43. What is the cost to reinstate an adequate repairs and maintenance program by Power and Water after members of the public were electrocuted after touching power poles? 44. What has been the cost to the people of Tennant Creek by the Labor governments decision to not adequately fund many basic human services that communities require? 45. How much did it cost taxpayers to fix the Governments bungling of the Mandorah boat ramp? 46. The Alice Springs sittings. Government is believed to have spent $100 000 on hospitality while in Alice Springs. What was the money spent on? 47. What was the cost of Ministerial travel, in particular the Chief Ministers mystery junket to Thailand that she still refuses to release the itinerary for?