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Labor is all talk and no action with the re-announcement of welfare quarantining of Aboriginal parents who don’t get their children to school, The Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion said.
“We’ve heard this policy announced by the Federal Government several times but with no follow through action,” Senator Scullion said.
“This government can re-announce this policy until the cows come home but it is no good unless it is acted on and people are breached.
A report showing 1600 Indigenous children have waited an average of more than two years for specialist ear disease care in the Northern Territory shows Federal Indigenous Minister Jenny Macklin has failed to help Aboriginal people on every level, the Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion says.
“A report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has found the average waiting time between referral and service was 14.3 months for audiology services and 24.5 months for ear, nose and throat services.
Today’s release of an independent evaluation of the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) shows the intervention measures were both needed and welcome by Aboriginal communities, The Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion said.
The Federal Government’s bill to aid the steel industry from the impact of the carbon tax has been described as a “large band aid”, by Deputy Leader of the Nationals Senator Nigel Scullion during a speech in the Senate Chamber yesterday.
“Straight away, immediately after the imposition of the carbon tax, they are out here with the bandaids,” Senator Scullion said.
“This plan is the very first bandaid—and it is a very large bandaid—to try to save the two biggest players in the very important steel industry.
Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion is disgusted that around 200 people including women and children were living in tents for up to six months while houses were being re-built or refurbished at Galiwin’ku on Elcho Island.
“Trish Crossin and Warren Snowdon’s betrayal of the people of the Northern Territory is now signed into law with the passing of the carbon tax,” the Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion said.
“This is the blackest day in our democracy.
“Senator Crossin and Mr Snowdon campaigned on no carbon tax, as did all Labor MPs and Senators, after the Prime Minister uttered words that will go down in history as the worst betrayal in Australian’s political history: 'There will be no carbon tax under the government I lead.'”
Labor’s Carbon Tax is a “toxic tax on remoteness” that will hurt the Northern Territory, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion said during a speech in the Senate Chamber today.
“The further you are away from the capital cities the more you will pay,” Senator Scullion said.
“Yet the Labor Territory Senator Trish Crossin has said, 'I don't know what we are worried about. If you get a truck that goes from Sydney to Melbourne it is only another 35 bucks or 7c a litre. It is nothing.'
The Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion has blasted the Queensland Government for paying lip service to Cape York communities on wild rivers and for stifling their economic future.
Senator Scullion made the statements following an announcement by Qld Environment Minister Vicky Darling the state government was proposing three new Wild Rivers declarations on the Cape York Peninsula.
Such is the poor leadership shown by this terrible Labor government, Aboriginal statutory authorities are openly defying Minister Jenny Macklin by not paying traditional owners for government leases over Aboriginal land, the Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion said in Senate Estimates today.
The Federal Government’s Indigenous Economic Development Strategy 2011-2018 reveals that Julia Gillard and Jenny Macklin still have no idea how to help Aboriginal Australians break the shackles of poverty and disadvantage, says Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion.
“Labor are tinkering around the edges on improving education for Indigenous people, instead of taking real and meaningful action,” Senator Scullion said.