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Territory Talk, Friday 13 October

Mental illness does not discriminate. It can affect anyone at any age and from all walks of life.  No profession is spared.

Host Peter Butler caught-up with Tass Liveris from the Law Society NT to talk about Mental Health Week and to start the conversation that solicitors and law students are three times more likely to suffer from stress and depression however, stress and depression are NOT a sign of weakness.

Territory Talk, Friday 13 October

Peter Butler talks with Paul McCue about the overwhelming rejection by police of the government’s offer for the next wage deal.

NT Police Association president said that over 80 percent of association members declined the latest round of offers and are calling on the Police Minister Michael Gunner to return to the negotiating table.  Mr McCue maintains “This is not about money, this is about fairness”.

Territory Talk, Wednesday 11 October

Senator for Northern Australia Nigel Scullion called in to share his concerns for Katherine residents and businesses affected by the legacy issues of PFAS water contamination.

Territory Talk, Monday 9 October

Morning host Peter Butler talks with Territory Attorney General and Health Minister Natasha Fyles about the government’s in-principal support to PM Turnbull’s request for States and Territories to share information for the Commonwealth’s online face-matching service that will give police and security agencies in all jurisdictions immediate access to photos from passports and visas plus driver licences.

Also discussed separately, the importance of Mental Health Week and ongoing negotiations with the Feds surrounding the unfolding issues with PFAS contaminated waterways in the Territory.

Territory Talk, Monday 9 October

The Friday Forum with host Peter Butler and the panel – Professor Graeme Webb, Penni Tastula and Roger Steele discuss Tourism in the Top End and a sagging economy.

Part one starts with the Gunner government’s first budget and questions will it succeed in delivering the goods for the Territory’s tourism industry.

Territory Talk, Monday 9 October

The Friday Forum with host Peter Butler and the panel – Professor Graeme Webb, Penni Tastula and Roger Steele discuss Tourism in the Top End and a sagging economy.

Part two “The Department of Tourism and Culture’s primary responsibility is to: market the Territory as a desirable visitor destination and encourage and facilitate the sustainable growth of the tourism industry in the Territory.”

A few questions:  is the department “working as advertised”? How can access to the Top End for both the Australian and international markets be improved? What are the other issues – competition, airfares, choice and availability of accommodation, quality of amenities, ready workforce?

 

 

Picture: ABC

Territory Talk, Monday 9 October

The Friday Forum with host Peter Butler and the panel – Professor Graeme Webb, Penni Tastula and Roger Steele discuss Tourism in the Top End and a sagging economy.

In part three of the forum the panel is asked should government underwrite tourism operations that compete with private enterprise or, would taxpayers’ money be better spent to facilitate non-government investment?

Territory Talk, Monday 9 October

Inpex Darwin’s Sean Kildare catches-up with host Peter Butler to talk about managing the gas giant’s operations in Darwin harbour with the needs of recreational users.

Territory Talk, Wednesday 4 October

Is it time for the government to stop underwriting operations that compete with commercial enterprise and instead refocus taxpayers’ dollars into attracting private sector investment?

Peter Butler talks with tourism operators Graeme and Giovanna Webb, owners of Crocodylus Park, about the decade long fifty percent decline in interstate tourist numbers to the Top End and the challenges of operating a business in a failing Territory economy.

 

Picture: ABC

Territory Talk, Tuesday 3 October

Charles Darwin University Professorial Research Fellow Rolf Gerritsen proposed that Darwin should be partitioned off from the rest of the Northern Territory as part of a solution to achieve better fiscal equity in the NT.

Morning host Peter Butler interview the Alice Springs based academic who said Darwin should be excised from the Territory if the NT is to develop a sustainable future.