Parliamentary record : Part I debates (16 February 1989)
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DEBATES - Thursday 16 February 1989 it were. on the government nipple. Indeed. I take exception to his remark, and not only from a personal point of view. There are some 15 .000 public servants in the Northern Territory. all of whom are on what we might call the government nipple. They are doing their jobs and they are doing their best for the Northern Territory. It is an absolute disgrace for the member for Barkly to stand up in this House and cast a slur on those people, through his reference to me. Of course. those people will not forget. He may be taking the high moral ground now but they will not forget that he had his little share of the TA and that he had a loan which he would not pay back and paid no interest on. All too frequently. the member for Barkly takes the high moral ground. expressing very caring and sympathetic attitudes. and if we have a failing on this side of the House it is that we do not speak out about him when we have the opportunity. We have been gentlemen. but I am sick of it and I am going to speak out. Mr Speaker. I wanted to put the record straight tonight because I am concerned about the type of comments which the member for Barkly makes so frequently. Motion agreed to; the Assembly adjourned. 5620
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