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Debates and Questions - Day 2 - 5 May 2021



Debates and Questions - Day 2 - 5 May 2021

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Debates and Questions Wednesday 5 May 2021 Meeting No 18 1450 Whilst I am talking about the failed CLP projects we completed and are now providing the budget for, I could talk about the CLPs chaotic car parking scheme at the Royal Darwin Hospital. Perhaps I could talk about the PET scanner or the medihotel that they used for alcohol mandatory treatment. They go very silent over there when we talk about Health, because they know they failed Territorians, whether it was elective surgery and whether it was in the Top End, Central Australia or in remote communities. Mrs Finocchiaro: You cannot even get surgeons; you cannot get a head of emergency in Katherine. Ms FYLES: She cannot help herself; she has to pipe up. The CLP failed. Member for Nelson, you might like to hear about this. We delivered new and upgraded clinics in remote communities; you failed to meet every milestone for 11 new upgraded clinicsthis is the CLP talking about infrastructure. I am very proud to work with a minister who delivers projects whether they are small or large. Mrs Finocchiaro: Sometimes they are over; sometimes they are under. Ms FYLES: Here she goes. I have to remind the Leader of the Oppositionbecause she was not in the House this morning when I responded to her terrible budget speechabout the underground car park project. In your top three reasons to work in your team for the CLP government is that people get an underground covered car parking space. I digress, but we have had substantial questioning about infrastructure projects. I am delighted to be part of a government that delivers for Territorians whether it is in remote communities, Central Australia or the Top End. We have a record health budget of over $2bn. It provides additional funding to support hardworking frontline staff, including our nurses, doctors, allied health staff, assistants, PCAs and the admin staff who support them. I am proud to be part of a government that listens to clinical advice and does not open the borders just because they think it is a populist move. Our government backs it health system. Nightcliff Jetty Closure Mr MALEY to MINISTER for INFRASTRUCTURE, PLANNING and LOGISTICS The Member for Nightcliff says that the Nightcliff Jetty is one of the best parts of our beautiful community. How does the Member for Nightcliff feel now that you closed the jetty to the public a few weeks ago due to unspecified safety concerns? For how long will the Nightcliff Jetty be closed this time? Why are you constantly shutting it and failing to maintain one of the best parts of our beautiful community? Mr PAECH: A point of order, Madam Speaker! Standing Order 109(3). If the Member for Nelson wants to ask the Member for Nightcliff, then he should direct the question there. Mrs Finocchiaro interjecting. Mr PAECH: No, you be quiet. It is not your turn. I am simply highlighting Madam SPEAKER: Honourable members, I will deal with one point of order at a time. Mr PAECH: Standing Order 109(3); it is a hypothetical matter insinuating that the Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics minister can answer a question on behalf of the Member for Nightcliff. The question needs to be directed to Nightcliff if you want to know that answer or re-ask your question. Madam SPEAKER: Member for Nelson, I ask you to repeat your question. Mr MALEY: I will repeat the question part of the question. Madam SPEAKER: Yes, thank you. Mr MALEY: How long will the Nightcliff Jetty be closed for this time and why is it constantly shutting Ms Fyles: That was not the original question. Mr MALEY: That was the question: how long will the Nightcliff jetty be closed Members interjecting.

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