This morning Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro, for the 7th time, fought for an Inquiry into our police crisis.
There is urgent need for an Inquiry into our police force to examine the health and wellbeing of our police, resourcing, police numbers, morale and leadership – particularly at a time when there is no Police Commissioner.
“Natasha Fyles proved once again, that what 96.7% of police are saying is correct, she does not have their back.
“Acting Commissioner Michael Murphy confirmed this morning that over 100 officers are on leave for either psychological or physical injury, yet the Budget Labor introduced last week had just $2 million in new Northern Territory Government to support our police.
Labor didn’t even allow a genuine debate on the issue, with the Police Minister shutting it down after she spoke against an Inquiry.
“Labor don’t want this Inquiry because they don’t want to know the truth about its failures on crime.
“This Inquiry would provide scrutiny and transparency which is something the Fyles Government don’t support.
“Every time Natasha Fyles votes down a police Inquiry, they are turning their back on our police.