Home' Tennant and District Times : 2014-0214 TDT Contents 6 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2014
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MEMORIES RESTAURANT Come and check out the
new tables and seats!
Helen McMillan will be participating
in this year’s World’s Greatest Shave.
She is going to take on the clippers
and hope to raise some money for the
Saturday 15th March from 4pm onwards
Come along and support the cancer fundraiser and
witness the shaving, waxing, and auctions!
TO SPONSOR HELEN, VISIT:
Plant & Equipment Hire
Graders - Trucks - Loaders
Full contingent of Plant and Equipment for:
• Sealing of Roads
• Bulk Earthworks • Dam Building
• Pastoral Land Clearing
For enquiries please call:
Jim Phillips - 0417 834 574
Allan Hull - (08) 8962 2056
Ofce - (08) 8962 1039
AS a Labor Member of the Northern
Territory Legislative Assembly I took
pride in attending the 2014 NT ALP
The annual conference demonstrated Terri-
tory Labor united in holding the CLP Govern-
ment to account over mean spirited policies
escalating the cost of living, slashing jobs
and cutting essential services.
The Labor Conference supports the Nhu-
lunbuy community facing massive job losses
while the CLP and Federal Liberal-National
Coalition sit idle allowing global mining gi-
ant Rio Tinto to control the agenda.
I celebrated the Labor conference learn-
ing’s with colleagues, delegates and party
members speaking out against cuts to health,
education, public service jobs and essential
Learning lessons from elected represen-
tatives in addition to ‘grass roots’ party
membership translates to clear Labor policy
development for engaging Territorians in the
2016 NT General Election.
Labor challenges failing CLP policy plan-
ning to abandon delivery of remote second-
ary education across the Territory forcing
students into town boarding facilities risking
social and cultural crisis.
Labor Leader Delia Lawrie advised con-
ference, “one of the biggest challenges to
delivering education in the bush is increasing
the value placed on education by the commu-
nities so why would anyone strip secondary
education out of the bush?”
“Parents want the best for their children
but what they are seeing is no clear cor-
relation between going to school and getting
a job and what happens to those kids in the
bush who don’t go to a boarding facility?”
“The Government needs to ensure they
consider all of the options and recommenda-
tions to make the necessary advancements in
Indigenous Education not just default to the
quickest or cheapest options.”
The CLP Government’s wrong priorities are
abandoning frontline workers like teachers,
firefighters, paramedics, port workers and
bus drivers with public servants reluctant
to speak out fearing reprisal and job losses
while Government demands an extra ten per
cent cuts in 2014.
Territory families are under pressure from
high cost of living with power and water
bills set to increase again by four percent
from July 2014 and five percent from Janu-
ary 2015 now assessing if they can afford to
live in the Territory.
CLP policies ‘putting profits before people’
are depleting Government service deliv-
ery with Territory businesses affected by
economic uncertainty where last week the
Government awarded a massive advertising
tender to a Gold Coast company rather than
supporting local business.
An overwhelming majority of NT Paramed-
ics recently decided on industrial action join-
ing firefighters, teachers, bus drivers and port
workers frustrated with a CLP Government
not matching cost of living increases.
Territory families rely on front line emer-
gency services telling the CLP that wages
must be competitive and professionals de-
serve respect or risk moving interstate yet
Government is not listening!
The 2014 Parliamentary Sittings com-
menced with the Territory Opposition chal-
lenging CLP Government education policy,
cost of living increases and public service job
cuts adding weight to the community voice
calling for ‘people before profits!’
Member for Barkly
People before profits,
cut the cost of living
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