The Morrison Government’s latest regional funding announcement is another dud that pits regions against others and leaves the Northern Territory behind.
Rather than coming up with a plan to drive recovery across regional Australia, the Morrison Government has instead selected 10 regions to share in $100m over the next two years, while leaving nothing for the rest of the country.
The NT is not eligible for any funding through this scheme.
Federal Member for Lingiari Warren Snowdon MP, NT Senator Malarndirri McCarthy and Federal Member for Solomon Luke Gosling MP said:
“It is extraordinary that our region is again being left behind by the Morrison Government.”
“Why are some regions deserving of funding, but not us?”
“Labor wants to back the regions to grow and succeed, that means investing in roads, rail and infrastructure across the nation.”
“Sadly, the Morrison Government is once again picking favourites, and leaving regions like ours behind.”
This latest disappointment comes from a government which over the past 12 months has underinvested in infrastructure by $1.7b, while cutting TAFE and regional universities.
“Our community deserves its fair share, but under this Government we are getting nothing.”
“When we are talking about regions that have done it tough, it is impossible to understand how our community has been left behind.”