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NT General Election is the final
report card on Government’s
2016 is election year for the Northern
Territory where people decide on per-
formance of the Government balanced
against policies of Opposition parties
Country Liberal Party report card 2012-
16 testifies glaring self-interest over good
governance lacking open and transparent
process, a government not listening, con-
strained by demands of their own elite.
Who can forget the ‘renewal manage-
ment board’ a concoction of past CLP
in-crowd paid millions of dollars to
produce a financial statement lacking
substance and credibility collecting dust
on the shelf!
The CLP set a course of public asset
sales including Government Printing
Office, Darwin Bus Service, Territory
Insurance Office and Darwin Port Corpo-
ration raising United States indignation
orchestrated by Chief Minister Giles,
Northern Territory resident since 2006!
Government leads public sector policy
however 14 CLP Cabinet reshuffles in
3 years and revolving door of Ministers
strangled public sector management with
Mr Giles now returning as Police Minis-
ter amid unresolved allegations against
Ministers set Government standards
with the CLP reaching historical lows
deposing an elected Chief Minister
fronting Japan’s $34 billion investment,
a failed midnight coup laughing stock of
the nation, Minister’s sacked, resigning,
behaving badly and a Treasurer dumped
from the party.
Underlying the litany of failures resides
the alleged ‘boys club’ suggesting a cul-
ture of bullying with four CLP –MLA
women deserting the party, political
staffers leaving and minority government
clinging to power while ministerial travel
becomes subject to court proceedings.
CLP insiders admit Government lacking
ability to sell a message however utilities
increases 30 per cent electricity, 40 per
cent water, 25 per cent sewerage, car
registration up and significant insurance
hikes while a Minister spends $5,000 on
late night Toyoko bar tab made the press!
Governments avoiding scrutiny over
political donations, water licences, public
asset sales, employment contracts and
ministerial travel amid frantic public
comment including social media risk a
trust deficit lacking ethics and morality.
Territorians expect Government to
listen, enhance our public assets, protect
natural resources and act with integrity
and honesty, an institution open to in-
dependent inquiry with politicians they
Mr Giles used taxpayer money funding
a $500,000 independent inquiry into my
term as Minister for Lands and Planning
in the Henderson Labor Government for
which I cooperated fully.
Chief Minister Giles deserves noth-
ing less for an open and transparent
assessment of his CLP Government al-
ternatively going to the polls suggesting
‘something to hide’?
You know me, long live democracy,
bring on the election and let the people
of the Northern Territory decide.
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THE Grow Well team at Anyinginyi Health is deter-
mined to stamp out scabies in the community and for
the next four weeks Thursdays will be Healthy Skin
There’ll be lots to do and learn in Peko Park from 9am - 1pm
in a bid to raise awareness and show locals how to check for
and treat scabies.
Grow Well Program Coordinator Meg Vidler said it is important
to stop the spread of scabies throughout Tennant Creek and the
“Scabies is a nasty skin infection caused by a tiny mite,” she
“The mite burrows into the skin where it reproduces. We are
allergic to the mites’ faeces and this makes us itchy.
“Scratching can cause sores on our skin then the germs and
bacteria enter our body. Once these bacteria are in our body they
go to the heart and can cause rheumatic fever and rheumatic
heart disease. The bacteria also go to the kidneys and can cause
Meg said scabies can make babies, and young children very sick.
“Being sick with scabies as a child can mean you can be sick
as an adult,” she said.
“We need everyone to help by checking each other’s skin and
taking family members to the clinic when they first see little red
lumps or sores on the skin.
“Treatment is easy if we act quickly.”
Meg said the aim of the Healthy Skin Days in Peko Park was
to make everyone aware of how scabies affects individuals and
the community as a whole and to outline what could be done.
“This is a community job - we all need to work together to
protect our families from scabies,” she said.
“So call in and see us at Peko Park and become a part of the
INFORMATION CAMPAIGN: Anyinginyi Health is hosting Healthy Skin Days to spread the message about the dangers of scabies.
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