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Monday, 10 September 2018
Page: 8372

Mr GOSLING (Solomon) (13:51): The Northern Territory's got a bright future, but right now there are a lot of Territory businesses that are doing it a bit tough. It's now been 510 days since the Darwin City Deal was first promised. However, rather than signing the Darwin City Deal now, we know, from leaks from that divided coalition party room, that the only thing that's stopping these muppets from confirming the Darwin City Deal is that they're waiting for the election. An election should be in the coming months—that's when an election should be—but the prime muppet might be waiting until nine months from now to sign the deal.

The only thing that's standing in the way of job-creating projects for the Northern Territory and for the Top End is the political games being played by those opposite. It's a disgrace. The Lord Mayor of Darwin and the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory have confirmed that the only delay to the Darwin City Deal is this federal government under this new Prime Minister. On top of all this, this coalition federal government has cut infrastructure funds for the Northern Territory over the forward estimates by 75 per cent. That's from this Prime Minister who claims to love all Australians— (Time expired)