The Northern Territory is a place of stunning country which holds the stories of Australia’s oldest living culture in its art and languages.
But I know that many Territorians are doing it tough right now.
I know this because every time I get the opportunity to spend time in the Northern Territory – whether it be meeting families in Darwin and Palmerston or while meeting with communities around the NT in Alice Springs, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Maningrida or the Tiwi Islands –middle and working class Territorians are telling me that their household budgets are under pressure.
The cost of living keeps increasing, yet wages just aren’t keeping up. More and more people are having to fall back on their savings just to get by. At the same time, the Liberal Government’s big cuts to hospitals, aged care, schools and TAFE are hurting people right across the community.
I want to fix that. I want to get our country’s priorities back on track, starting with properly funding our schools and restoring funding to our hospitals. I also want to make sure the economy delivers real opportunities for apprentices and working people, so our country offers a fair go for all Australians.
Labor will invest in jobs and infrastructure in the Northern Territory.
This election is a choice between Labor’s plan for better hospitals and better schools or bigger tax loopholes for the top end of town under the Liberals.
After six years of the Liberals’ cuts and chaos, our united Labor team is ready.
” Our Plan to deliver a Fair Go for the NT” document here: NT ALP 2019 Policy Brochure A4 Authorised