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Northern Territory a victim of left-wing deal



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Senator Grant Tambling Shadow Minister for Regional Development, External Territories and Northern Australia

Media Release

NORTHERN TERRITORY A VICTIM OF LEFT-WING DEAL

The Northern Territory would suffer as a result of the left-wing hijack of the Hawke Labor Government, Northern Territory Senator Grant Tambling warned today.

Speaking in Canberra, the Shadow Minister for Regional

Development, External Territories and Northern Australia said the Left would exert greater influence on government decision-making following its strong support for the Prime Minister in Caucus this morning.

"The Prime Minister owes his political survival to the Left.

"Consequently, he is now a captive of the Left and will be forced to remember that debt every time a major government decision is made.

"The first will be no mining at Coronation Hill.

"The second will be no extension of uranium mining."

Senator Tambling said the Prime Minister also would be forced to tailor ongoing policy and do secret deals in the interests of the Left and not of the country as a whole.

"The leadership crisis means that the Prime Minister will need to watch his back for the next Keating challenge and will never be able to trust the 44 Labor MPs who supported Keating in

Caucus.

"The tragedy is that Australia and the people of Australia will suffer as a result of this internal turmoil."

ENDS Contact! Senator Grant Tambling (06) 2773436 Tiz zeroni (06) 2773436

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