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Debates and Questions Day 2 - 8 May 2019



Debates and Questions Day 2 - 8 May 2019

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Parliamentary Record 19


Debates and Questions for 13th Assembly 2019 - 2020; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 13th Assembly 2016 - 2020




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DEBATES AND QUESTIONS Wednesday 8 May 2019 6121 grow in. There is $0.65m in recreational fishing surveys to continue good research into our local fish stocks and species. We put $0.4m into fishing grants. There are wonderful opportunities for fishos and fishing clubs to engage in. I attended the Buddy Boats Day, which I did an adjournment speech on last night. It was a fabulous day. This allows our fishing clubs to gain grants to help families and kids with disabilities learn to fish, have fun fishing and enjoy it with the family. The smiles on the faces of those childrenI cannot express how grateful they are. This money goes towards them. We caught over 10 fish on my boatsome great sized snapper and codand the kids were so happy. Well done to the Palmerston Game Fishing Club and to all the sponsors and supporters. We put $0.3m into boosting our fishing stocks. A few weeks ago I was with the Member for Port Darwin, the Member for Drysdale and the Palmerston Mayor. We put over 1500 barra into the lakes in Durack and Sanctuary Lakes. The kids and families had a ball. They can pull barra out of their own back yard. Our government is committed to recreational services and sports for our children and families. The federal Labor government has committed dollars and improvements to the Palmerston boat ramp should it win the next election. That is a great initiative which will provide a kiosk, more facilities and a boat wash. The only boat wash I know of in the Territory is in Nhulunbuyit is a great boat wash. How good would it be to have one in Darwin or Palmerston? The fishos out there would be rapt. We also have Turbo2. Turbocharging Tourism one was a huge success and Turbocharging Tourism 2 builds on this and continues the momentum to attract more people to live, work, visit and stay in the Territory. It supports our local businesses, like the Arafura Games. All I am hearing on the streets is how good they were. Families are so happy about it. The Gunner Labor government brought back the Arafura Games. It was a wonderful event, one that this Gunner Labor government worked hard to bring back. The NT prospered in so many ways through the Games, economically and socially. Well done to all involved. We have so many events coming to Darwin. I thank the minister and her team for their hard work bringing so many events and people to Darwin. BASSINTHEGRASS is coming up. It is a big hit with locals and people flying in to see some of the top acts, including Amy Shark and Allday. I am past my days in the mosh pit, but I remember going to see some great performers in my younger years like AC/DC, Cold Chisel, Goanna and Midnight Oil. Yes, I know Buzz from Midnight Oil. Gday, Buzz. We are investing in seniors. The NT concession scheme and the NT Seniors Recognition scheme$31.64m to look after and respect our hard-working seniors. They are the backbone of the NT and I am pleased we are looking after them. We are delivering homeowner incentivesthe best in the country, if not the world. The opportunity in the NT to buy and own your own home has never been better than under a Gunner Labor government. We are delivering Back to School vouchers$7.1m to support our local families and children returning to school with books and items they need. Bakewell and Rosebery schools are pleased about the $150 voucher per student. It all helps our families and our children. The sports vouchers$5.4manother great story supporting children to engage in some physical, art or recreational activities, which is great for their mind, body and soul. These $200 vouchers are available every year for every child. It is fantastic. We are the government for Territory families and children. Then we have childcare subsidies$6m for NT families for long daycare and childcare services. There are also the electricity subsidies$2.5mfor Territorians to keep the costs of their power down. We all know what the CLP would have done about that. They would have slugged Territorians another 30% for power, but our Gunner Labor government is saving families about $1200 per year on power bills. Our commitment is to underground power services for Territorians, after this project was cut by the CLP. Then we had Cyclone Marcus, which caused so much damage to our external power. The Gunner Labor government is investing in underground power, and this initiative is very welcome. It shows that this government listens to Territorians.

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