Labor's clear alternative - a fairer, more prosperous Territory
Australian Labor Party
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Northern Territory Opposition
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Northern Territory Opposition - Australian Labor Party
We have punched above our weight in almost every area. The Northern Territory has become a fairer society. The Northern Territory has become a more prosperous society. No place in the world faced a brighter future the Northern Territory. With the Labor investment in education, right across the Territory, regardless of where you lived many Territorians were being given that all important opportunity for a better life. With the Labor investment in housing, particularly the national partnership on Indigenous housing, we saw billions invested in improving housing with training and job outcomes. Now we can expect to see flatpacks that wont last the test of time or drive training and job outcomes. With the investment in Charles Darwin University and our Marine Supply Base Labor was delivering a world-class industry, training and jobs to unlock the oil and gas potential of northern Australia. With the investment in roads, power, water, sewerage in our towns, regions and remote communities Labor built infrastructure to unlock regional economic development. The CLP is putting up the regional closed for business sign with mining taxes and preparing to break up the land councils delivering uncertainty for Traditional Owners and business. With investment in health and child protection, Labor saw a significant improvement in child mortality rates, improved life expectancy for renal patients up by seven years. We were on the journey of working with families in crisis ... not tearing them apart. This budget wipes that out.