Adam Giles is damaging NT, says Labor

Posted February 14th, 2019 by admin and filed in 杭州夜生活
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Following the dramatic resignation of the Country Liberals’ former deputy leader from the party, the Labor opposition has accused the chief minister of damaging the Northern Territory’s reputation.


Labor brought on a censure motion of leader Adam Giles the day after Robyn Lambley resigned, accusing him of driving her out of the party and of betraying the CLP as part of “a dark, unpleasant, amoral cabal”.

“The government should not be led by the kinds of compromised and fallen figures who now hold the reins of power,” Ms Lambley said on Wednesday night.

Opposition Leader Michael Gunner said on Thursday he took no joy in watching the government’s continuing disintegration and chaos.

“Every day the Member for Braitling remains chief minister, enormous damage is being done to the reputation of the NT,” he said.

“The chief minister has proven himself incapable of acting with honesty, integrity and respect.”

Ms Lambley was backed by former CLP leader Jodeen Carney, who had resigned from the party earlier this year.

“Adam Giles has proven himself to be a divisive, arrogant chief minister incapable of leading his team and incapable of leading the government,” Ms Carney told ABC radio.

But Arts Minister Gary Higgins said Ms Lambley’s speech was “mud flung around this chamber”, and CLP backbencher Francis Xavier Kurrupuwu, who walked out on the government for six months last year before returning, said Mr Giles had been the most committed leader for indigenous people.

Independent Gerry Wood said the government was clearly unstable, losing three members in one term.

Deputy opposition leader Lynne Walker said parliament had been tainted by the failings of Mr Giles.

But deputy chief minister Willem Westra van Holthe, who attempted to overthrow Mr Giles four months ago, accused Labor of hypocrisy in bringing forward the motion.

Mr Wood abstained from voting and the government won 13-11.

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