Posts Tagged ‘julia gillard

Reinstate Banned Drinkers Register,PM tells NTG

Feb 06, 2013 | Discuss

Reinstate Banned Drinkers Register,PM tells NTG

Prime Minister Julia Gillard will commit the federal government to act against the Northern Territory and Queensland governments over “any irresponsible policy changes” to overturn alcohol bans, reports The Australian. The Australian says the PM will use her annual Closing the Gap statement to parliament today to warn that the disadvantage gap confronting Aborigines cannot be closed if alcohol is allowed back into their communities. According to the report, Ms Gillard will also call ...Read more

Rambling in the NT political desert, Part One

Jan 28, 2013 | Discuss

Rambling in the NT political desert, Part One

Searching for a Super Nova By Bob Durnan I am a long term ALP member, having joined the NT branch in 1983. I have participated actively in every Federal ALP election campaign since that of 1974, every NT ALP campaign since that of 1977, and held many party positions. I have often been a campaign manager, in a variety of NT seats, including for several Aboriginal candidates. I understand Nova Peris lives in Canberra; presumably that is where she is on the electoral roll. Nova appears to have been...Read more