Name of the blog | June 2014


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Shadow Minister for Government Accountability, Ken Vowles, says Casuarina residents can send the CLP a message that our major assets are not for sale.

Mr Vowles said revelations by Treasurer, Dave Tollner, on ABC Drive yesterday that "we're looking across the board at all of our assets" and that "we haven't ruled out privatisations" would raise alarm bells with Casuarina residents who are already suffering under an arrogant and out of touch CLP Government.


“Adam Giles and Dave Tollner must tell all Territorians what their plans are to sell TIO, our retail and generation utilities and the Darwin Port Corporation,” Mr Vowles said.


“It’s simply not good enough to say everything is on the table but give no further detail – these are valuable public assets that belong to Territorians, not the CLP.


“Territorians are rightly concerned that the arrogance and secrecy around the CLPs plans means a fire-sale is on the cards - which means we all end up paying more for services such as freight, power and insurance.


“This Government has form when it comes to gifting CLP mates plumb jobs and valuable public assets at a massive cost to ordinary hardworking Territorians.


“Dave Tollner then poured fuel on the CLP’s dysfunction by refusing to rule out a tilt at the Chief Minister job after the Casuarina by-election.


“Casuarina residents will soon have a chance to send the CLP a strong message that this arrogant and out of touch government needs to stop hurting Territorians and address their concerns instead of spending all their time feathering the nest of their CLP mates."


Media contact: Cathryn Tilmouth 0427 500 667


Shadow Minister for Health, Nicole Manison, today said that visitors and staff are fed up with chaotic car parking conditions at Royal Darwin Hospital.


“The CLP Government’s paid parking debacle at RDH is ongoing and instead of burying their heads in the sand about it they need to get on and fix it,” Ms Manison said.


“Patients, visitors and staff at RDH are having to battle to park their cars and navigate the flawed and confusing paid parking system.


“Unpredictable and lengthy Emergency Department and Outpatients wait times cause difficulty navigating the paid parking system. As a result Territorians are being fined for overstaying and the CLP Government is hiding the extent of this revenue raising.


“What is the revenue that is made from the parking system and infringements? The CLP need to explain what this chaos is costing Territorians.”


Ms Manison said the CLP Government has failed to solve the problems plaguing RDH.


“RDH is under immense pressure both inside with the bed block and blown out emergency department wait times and outside with the chaos in the car park,” Ms Manison said.


“These issues cannot be ignored any longer - the CLP Government needs to tackle the health chaos.”



Media contact: Cathryn Tilmouth 0427 500 667


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