By Sally Brooks
The Northern Territory Opposition Leader has moved a motion of no self-confidence in the Territory Government in Parliament.
If profitable the motion could trigger an early election.
In Parliament, Michael Gunner said it was time to speak about the future of the Northern Territory.
“We are presently ruled by an arrogant dictatorship, a lot more concerned with self-preservation than the very best interests of Territorians,” he mentioned.
“Under the leadership of Adam Giles, this CLP has destroyed the trust Territorians have in their Government with broken promises, salacious overseas travel scandals, failed midnight coups, corruption allegations, backroom bargains, continuous in-fighting and more.
“That is why I am asking you today as members to make a good choice for the Territory’s future.
“We can pick nine a lot more months of arrogance and chaos below an Adam Giles led CLP Government, or we can choose to trust Territorians.”
This morning 105.7 ABC Darwin was told independents Kezia Purick, Gerry Wood and Robyn Lambley would abstain from voting nowadays.
For the vote of no self-assurance to pass there require to be 13 votes in help of the motion, in the assembly of 25 members.
“If 3 members have chosen not to vote then the Opposition will not have the numbers and the Government will survive,” ABC election analyst Antony Green told the ABC this morning.
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