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Labor's clear alternative - a fairer, more prosperous Territory



Labor's clear alternative - a fairer, more prosperous Territory


Lawrie, Delia

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Australian Labor Party


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Northern Territory Opposition

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Just this morning at the Property Council breakfast the Treasurer said he would not rule out a new Land Tax for the Northern Territory. Before the election the CLP said they would fight the Commonwealths mining tax. We now know why thay wanted to introduce their own. And this budget does that new mining taxes. Taxes implemented without any consultation. New Taxes that prompted the mining industry to claim that this CLP Government has no understanding of their industry. Yesterday Drew Wagner the Executive Director of the NT division of the Minerals Council of Australia slammed this CLP budget. He said The Northern Territory Government Budget today introduces two new taxes on the NT mining sector a move that runs contrary to the claims that the top end is open for business. He concluded his press release by saying The NT Government has campaigned that mining is one of the Territorys three economic hubs. It seems this was just spin. Madam Speaker, as a former boss of the Minerals Council it must hurt you to hear your former industry describe your Government as closed for business. No understanding of the Territorys biggest industry no wonder we have lost 3 600 full time jobs. This budget cuts infrastructure spending which hurts business now with less contracts and in to the future with less infrastructure.

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