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Gunner cancels Xmas for regional & remote Territorians



Gunner cancels Xmas for regional & remote Territorians


Edgington, Steven; Yan, William

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Country Liberals


Media Releases for 14th Assembly 2020 -; Media Releases; ParliamentNT




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Celebrations; Remote areas; Tourism

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Northern Territory Opposition

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Northern Territory Opposition - Country Liberals

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Shadow Minister for Health BILL YAN MLA Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs STEVE EDGINGTON MLA MEDIA RELEASE Media contact: Kyrrie Blenkinsop 0437 916 899 Katherine or Darwin and spend 14 days there, at their own cost! This will add around $5,000 to the cost of a family holiday! Are you serious? And, while this is happening, every other person in the Northern Territory whether fully vaccinated or unvaccinated can travel in and out of Darwin, Alice Springs and Katherine any day of the week potentially carrying COVID to low vaccinated areas. The Chief Minister appears to say Tennant Creek is a low vaccinated area but Labor isnt even being open and honest with us by telling Territorians what the vaccination rate actually is. How can people in Tennant Creek address this if the Gunner Government is withholding information? The Gunner Government has had ample opportunity but failed to get on the front foot and show any sign of leadership back in March this year by developing and implementing a wellresourced multi-agency community engagement plan in remote communities to ensure all vulnerable residents were well informed, supported and encouraged to access the COVID-19 vaccine. That is shameful and Territorians who have done the right thing are now being punished. Michael Gunner has over-promised and under-delivered on a quarantine-free Territory post-December 20, said Mr Edgington. ENDS