Leader of the Opposition, Delia Lawrie, today said that rumours were rife that the CLP Government is planning to sell TIO without any consultation with Territorians.
“Industry sources say the CLP Government is pushing ahead with their plans to sell the Territory Insurance Office, and in a cynical move plan to tell Territorians after the sale,” Ms Lawrie said.
Ms Lawrie said Territorians had made it clear through the largest petition in Territory Parliament history that they want TIO to remain a public asset.
“Territorians fought to save their TIO and the CLP Government has no mandate to sell,” Ms Lawrie said.
“TIO provides Territorians with insurance coverage specific to the unique conditions of Territory life including crucial cyclone and flood coverage.”
Ms Lawrie said the CLP Government does not have a mandate to sell TIO and has called on the Chief Minister Adam Giles to categorically rule out the sale or take their asset sale plan to the Casuarina by-election to give Territorians a say.
“Adam Giles and the CLP Government need to come clean with Territorians on their plans for TIO,” Ms Lawrie said.
“If the rumours are untrue then the CLP Government needs to absolutely rule out sale.”
“The upcoming Casuarina by-election will give the CLP Government the chance to gauge just how little support they will have from Territorians to sell TIO.
“Be honest with Territorians and give them a say in what happens to their public assets.”
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