October Parliamentary Sittings: week two

29 October 2018

Week two of Northern Territory Parliament recommences its October sittings tomorrow, Tuesday 30 October.

Leader of the Opposition, Gary Higgins said the Opposition’s focus in Parliament this week will include:

  • The worsening crisis of Corrections and community safety, as corrections workers pursue industrial action and following the 21st escape (or attempted escape) of an adult prisoner in a Territory corrections facility during this term of government;
  • The proposed new youth detention facility being dumped in the Pinelands industrial business zone, despite community and affected businesses not being consulted
  • The outdated and discriminatory Motor Accident Compensation Act (MACA) scheme;
  • Repeal of the alcohol floor price legislation and
  • The Territory’s reckless foolhardy budget, reinforced by the Treasurer’s Annual Financial Report (TAFR) and policy changes that hurt the budget by a further $125 million

"Territorians are tired of Labor’s rhetoric, be it on crime, the economy or the cost of living."

"The Territory’s woeful financial state, worsening community safety crisis, lack of consultation and arrogant approach to projects such as Pinelands and outdated and discriminatory Motor Accident Compensation Act (MACA) scheme will form part of the Territory Opposition’s focus in parliament this week," said Mr Higgins.