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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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We would not rip up contracts in the bush. We would not promise indigenous Territorians thousands of dollars that they will never see. We would increase indigenous education not cut it. Most importantly we would listen to Territorians. I want to read briefly from the budget reply speech from one year ago. This is what Terry Mills said: Our First priority is to keep people safe; clean up our streets and parks; drive down the cost of living for families; make housing affordable by returning the balance of supply and demand to land release and create new options in the marketplace; create jobs through a strong and well-managed, balanced economy; invest in roads, rail, ports and other income-producing infrastructure; capitalise on our natural resources; and protect our unique lifestyle. In just that short paragraph there are a dozen promises that have been broken. Our streets and parks are full of more drunks than ever, the cost of living has skyrocketed, house prices and rents are up, there has been no new residential land release, 3600 full time jobs lost, infrastructure funding cut, no money for rail or ports. What we didnt know then was that when they said they would capitalise on our natural resources they meant they were going to hand over our natural resources to their mates. Water worth millions of dollars handed to the CLP candidate for Lingiari. The stench of corruption is all over this Government. This CLP Government has been a massive fail.