EXCLUSIVE: Labor’s Fannie Bay candidate Brent Potter previously worked for the CEO of an aerospace company he was involved in securing $10 million of taxpayer money for, his deactivated LinkedIn page shows, and charged taxpayers to travel internationally to secure contracts for the company, the NT Independent can reveal.
Labor candidate’s LinkedIn profile deactivated hours before nomination made official, raising suspicions
The removal of Labor candidate Brett Potter’s LinkedIn profile from public view just hours before he was officially selected by the Chief Minister to run in Fannie Bay was most likely done to hide his past, says a political expert.
Chief Minister Natasha Fyles has contradicted herself on radio, claiming that the Cabinet Office provided the ICAC with documents related to allegations that a senior public servant manipulated a Cabinet submission, but then bizarrely claimed he did not have the documents.
The lingering high cost of fuel in the Territory has prompted Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro to call on Chief Minister Natasha Fyles to order a formal inquiry into why Territorians are paying 40 cents more per litre for fuel than other capital cities.
The leader of the Northern Territory is now covering up a potential crime after being made aware of it by the man in charge of investigating corruption. It does not get any more troubling for our democracy than this.
Chief Minister Natasha Fyles must immediately hand over the secret Cabinet documents former chief minister Michael Gunner did not want the ICAC to see in order to remove the “dark cloud” of suspicion hanging over the Labor Government, the CLP Opposition has demanded.
Former NT Police officer Ben Hosking will be the Country Liberal Party’s candidate at the upcoming Fannie Bay by-election, the party announced Monday evening.
UPDATED: Chief Minister Natasha Fyles has selected her chief of staff’s brother-in-law as Labor’s candidate for the Fannie Bay by-election, with the party officially pre-selecting the current fifth floor staffer on Friday evening.
Former chief minister Michael Gunner refused to handover documents to the ICAC related to a “serious allegation” that a public servant had misled Cabinet, a new report to Parliament has revealed.
The Fannie Bay by-election has been set for August 20, Chief Minister Natasha Fyles has determined, which will see a new member elected before the next Parliamentary sittings.
UPDATED: Former chief minister Michael Gunner has resigned from Parliament, two months after his shock resignation as chief minister, sparking a by-election in the electorate of Fannie Bay.
Territory Families Minister Kate Worden has downplayed the role alcohol plays in domestic violence during a heated debate in Parliament, which comes amid the Federal Government reportedly seeking an “urgent” meeting with the Fyles Government over their decision not to extend alcohol bans covering more than 400 remote Aboriginal communities and outstations across the NT.