Labor’s crime crisis exposed again

Media Release from Leader of the Opposition Lia Finocchiaro: The alarming crime crisis under this government has been exposed with admissions of an explosion in assaults on police and calls to 000 in the past year. Under sustained questioning in Estimates, Police Minister Brent Potter admitted 199,000 calls to the emergency call centre are forecast…

The Forgotten Games

Media Release from Shadow Minister for Major Events Josh Burgoyne MLA: The Alice Springs Masters Games could be cancelled for a staggering fourth time by the NT Labor Government it was revealed in Estimates today. Under questioning, Minister for Major Events, Brent Potter, admitted: There was doubt around whether the 2024 Games would go ahead…

The Opposition Backs Fishing

Media Release from Shadow Minister for Agribusiness and Fisheries Josh Burgoyne and Shadow Minister for Recreational Fishing Gerard Maley MLA: The Lawler Government has been forced into a humiliating position to end commercial fishing thanks to its inability to negotiate a future for the industry. After eight years in government the Lawler Government has at…

Home Ownership Dreams Disappear under Labor

Media Release from Leader of the Opposition Lia Finocchiaro MLA and Shadow Minister for Business, Jobs and Training Marie-Clare Boothby MLA: Territory Labor’s reckless economic management has seen new home loans collapse. Stark figures that show a paltry 6 new loans were committed for construction of new homes during the month of April. The lending…

Labor’s Failed Economic Management Under Lawler

Media Release from Leader of the Opposition Lia Finocchiaro: The Territory’s economy is going backwards under Eva Lawler, highlighted with State Final Demand down by 7.9% in the March 2024 quarter, compared to the previous quarter (Dec 2023). The figures, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, also show consumption declined by 2.7%, as well…

Lack of tourists force Darwin Cup cancellations

Media Release from Shadow Minister for Racing Marie-Clare Boothby MLA: Today’s announcement the Darwin Cup Carnival will have no centerfield activations and limited corporate hospitality due to struggling ticket sales is another blow to the Territory’s economy. Shadow Minister for Racing, Marie-Clare Boothby, said the news will have a devastating impact on local businesses. “Today’s…

More Bad Economic News Under Labor

Media Release from Leader of the Opposition Lia Finocchiaro MLA and Shadow Minister for Business, Jobs and Training Marie-Clare Boothby MLA: Territory Labor’s economic mismanagement is confirmed with newly released data showing the Territory had a large drop in residential building approvals. ABS dwelling approvals released today reveal approvals for the 10 months to April 2024…

Territorians Paying More Under Eva Lawler

Media Release from Shadow Minister for Business, Jobs and Training Marie-Clare Boothby: The latest release of economic data on retail trade by the ABS continues to highlight Eva Lawler’s failure as Treasurer and Chief Minister by making it harder to do business in the Territory. Total retail trade sales are stagnant with a 0.03% change…

Labor’s Legacy, a Legacy of Failure

Media Release from Deputy Leader of the Opposition Gerard Maley: Today marks the last day of Parliament for the Labor government before the election, closing the door on 8 years of Labor failures. “When reflecting back on the last 8 years, Labor’s legacy is one of cover ups, division and wasteful spending,” said Deputy Leader…