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Territory Motorists who already fear they are being ripped off at the petrol bowser should start saving their pennies with fuel set to rise even more when the Carbon Tax comes in on July 1 Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion said.
“Recent media coverage has highlighted Territory’s high fuel prices, which show Darwin’s price is on average 18 cents higher than all the other state capitals, but it is going to get worse from July 1 when the carbon tax comes in,” Senator Scullion.
The Government’s announcement today of a Northern Marine Park shows Labor has happily jumped into bed with the green extreme zealots trying to wipe out the Territory’s fishing and tourism industry by imposing a widespread marine park in NT waters, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion said.
“I was at the fishing rally in November last year at Stokes Hill Wharf and promised to fight this ludicrous decision with every fibre of my being and I will continue to do so,” Senator Scullion said.
Qantas’ decision to reduce Northern Territory services can be laid at the feet of the Federal Government which has placed heavy burdens on the aviation and tourism industries, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Senator Nigel Scullion and the Federal Member for Solomon Natasha Griggs said.
“After today’s announcement, I hope that the Government takes notice that the extra burdens it places on aviation have real world impacts,” Senator Scullion said.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion and Federal Member for Solomon Natasha Griggs said they expected next Tuesday’s Federal Budget will produce an artificial surplus and will do nothing to help Territory families and businesses.
“This will be a ‘cook the books’ budget rather than a ‘kitchen table’ budget”, said Senator Scullion.
Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Scullion has called for the Federal Government to “Show me the Money” and release details for their Indigenous Housing Program (SIHIP) on just how much money has been spent and on what level of work on refurbished houses.
“While the government is patting themselves on the back for their Indigenous Housing Program (SIHIP) by trumpeting that six housing packages are almost done, details over just how much money was spent and on what, remains a mystery,” Senator Scullion said.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion said the Federal Government investigation into alleged allegations of animal cruelty involving Australian cattle in two Indonesian abattoirs must be allowed to be completed without hysterical Green and animal activists influencing the investigation.
The Labor Government’s Indigenous programs appear to be in disarray with no clue on programs or how much taxpayers’ money is being spent, The Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion said today.
In Senate Estimates today, Senator Scullion was irate when a promised list of the government’s Indigenous programs and associated funding could not be provided.
The expected release of the 2012 Closing the Gap report this week headlines what will be a litany of failures by this Labor government on Indigenous Affairs.
“To kick start it, the report will be delivered late – just like it has every year since Kevin Rudd promised to present it on the first day of Parliament every year but he failed to do in 2009 and in 2010,” Senator Scullion said.
Following the release of an evaluation report for the School Enrolment and Attendance Measure (SEAM) trial, the Gillard Government’s incompetence can now include being unable to get children to attend school, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion said today.
“The report shows that this trial program is an absolute shambles that has not been implemented properly,” Senator Scullion said.
JOINT PRESS RELEASE:
The Hon. Tony Abbott MHR, Leader of the Opposition
Sen the Hon. George Brandisc SC, Shadow Attorney-General
Sen the Hon. Nigel Scullion, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs
Today the Expert Panel on the Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians delivered its report.