Country Liberals demand urgent GST action from Gunner

Joint Media Release with Northern Territory Opposition Leader Gary Higgins

The Country Liberals are calling on the Gunner Labor Government to do the job they were elected to do and finalise the Northern Territory’s submission on the GST funding distribution.

It is not good enough that the Gunner Government – with all of the resources of the Treasury Department – has been unable to lodge a submission to this all-important Productivity Commission review.

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, and Northern Territory Opposition Leader, Gary Higgins, are calling on the Gunner Labor Government to work with the Country Liberals by:

1)      Releasing today the full draft submission that has been provided to the Productivity Commission inquiry into the GST and Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation;

2)      Urgently finalising and lodging its submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into the GST and Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation;

3)      Immediately scheduling a Public Accounts Committee hearing to get to the bottom of what has gone so badly wrong and finally get some straight answers on the Northern Territory’s submission.

 

This three-point plan from the Country Liberals is a clear and simple plan to get the Gunner Government back on track.

Michael Gunner has spun his way into Government, promising transparency and accountability – but all we have seen are cover-ups, excuses and inaction.

Even more concerning are the claims the Gunner Government plagiarised parts of its draft GST submission from Delia Lawrie, the former Labor leader the Chief Minister knifed before the last election.

An emergency Public Accounts Committee hearing must be called to shine a light on why the Gunner Government is failing Territorians.

Territorians deserve answers and action from the Gunner Government.