This week: overspending and broken promises

11 March 2019

Leader of the Opposition Gary Higgins will begin this week’s Parliamentary Sittings with a Motion of No Confidence in the Gunner Government.

Mr Higgins said a motion of no confidence was the most serious and significant motion that could be introduced in Parliament, and the Opposition did not do it lightly.

"Time and time again we’ve seen the Gunner government refuse to accept that we are in a crisis – an economic crisis, a crime crisis, a societal crisis," Mr Higgins said.

"This government has promised to restore trust and integrity to government, be open transparent and accountable, consult with and listen to Territorians, and be a unified team and they have failed on all accounts.

"We hope to see contributions across the floor on the motion, including from government backbenchers who must be hearing the same concerns in their electorates."

Also this week in Parliament, the Opposition will debate concerns on the Public Information Act, and will be contributing to a condolence motion for former Minister the Hon. Fred Finch AM.

"And we’ll be continuing to hold this government accountable for the Territory’s economic and crime crisis we’re currently in," Mr Higgins said.