Building on Record of Achievement as Parliament Returns

NT Government

Natasha Fyles

Leader of Government Business

Media Release

Building On a Record Of Achievement as Parliament Resumes

15 February 2021

The Territory Labor Government will build on a proud track record of managing COVID and keeping the economy strong with the first parliamentary sitting of the year set to begin.

Our record of achievement includes economic growth forecast to reach 6.9% this year, which will easily be the strongest in the nation.

We have delivered a vaccine rollout with a double dose vaccination rate of more than 95 per cent.

More than 50 per cent of Territory kids aged 5-11 have received their first dose and 43% of eligible Territorians boosted.

We have a partnership with Qantas which will deliver an E190 aircraft base with up to 200 jobs and an extension of the Darwin to London route until at least late June.

Legislation to be introduced this week includes the Territory Economic Reconstruction Bill 2022, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Remuneration Bill, and the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill.

One Bill up for debate is the Transport Legislation Amendment Bill. This includes significant amendments to increase the penalties for careless driving causing death or serious harm.

The Justice Legislation Amendment Electronic Documents Bill is also up for debate.

Quotes from Leader of Government Business Natasha Fyles:

“Managing the COVID-19 pandemic and keeping the economy strong remains the key focus of the Territory Government this year.

“We are focusing on the exciting year ahead – on the new investment, jobs and opportunities coming to the Territory – because we are keeping on top of the pandemic.

“This parliament sitting week will build on the work we have done – supporting industry and positioning the Territory as a better place to live.”

Northern Territory Government

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