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  • STATEMENT Royal Commission into the Child Protection and Youth detention systems of the Northern Territory Posted 23 hours ago
    28 July 2016 - Territory Labor is disappointed that adequate consultation has not taken place with Territorians, in particular Indigenous organisations and the Territory’s Youth Justice sector. Given the real fears of many in the community that the involvement of the current CLP Government will compromise the independence of the Royal Commission, it is inappropriate for the NT Government to be involved in the drafting of the terms of reference, the ...
  • LABOR FULLY SUPPORTS ROYAL COMMISSION Posted 4 days ago
    26 July 2016 - Territory Labor Leader Michael Gunner said that the shocking images on 4 Corners overwhelmed him with a deep sense of grief, anger and shame. “I welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement of a Royal Commission into the Youth Justice system of the Northern Territory and it has Territory Labor’s full support,” Mr Gunner said. “I offer bipartisan support to the Giles Government to get this Royal Commission underway ...
  • THE MOST EXTENSIVE RETURN TO LOCAL CONTROL IN THE TERRITORY’S HISTORY Posted 4 days ago
    25 July 2016 -  Labor Leader Michael Gunner has today announced the most extensive return of local decision making to Indigenous communities ever announced in the Territory. Speaking from Maningrida, Michael Gunner said a Labor Government will introduce a 10 year roadmap that will see Indigenous communities take control over: Housing Local Government Education and Training Health Looking after children and Law and Justice   The implementation of the roadmap will be supervised ...
  • Protecting Limmen Bight – Protecting Jobs, Lifestyle and Culture Posted 4 days ago
    24 July 2016 - Shadow Environment Minister and Member for Barkly, Gerry McCarthy, today announced how a Territory Labor Government would safeguard the future of Limmen Bight while creating jobs and protecting lifestyle and culture. Mr McCarthy said the creation of Limmen Bight Marine Park by Labor in 2012 had been a big step forward, but unfortunately progressed had stalled under Adam Giles and his CLP Government. “Limmen Bight is a special ...
  • Protecting Jobs and our Marine Environment Posted 4 days ago
    24 July 2016 - ​Member for Nightcliff Natasha Fyles today outlined how a Labor Government would preserve the Territory’s precious marine resources. Ms Fyles said Territory Labor understood that protecting marine ecosystems was crucial for creating jobs, maintaining our lifestyle and safeguarding indigenous cultural values. “The Territory is home to unique and precious marine habitats,” Ms Fyles said. “These habitats support an incredible array of flora and fauna, thousands of jobs in our fishing, ...
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