The Week That Was Friday 17 July 2020

Katie Woolf's The Week That Was panel this morning included Health Minister Natasha Fyles, Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro and Territory Alliance Leader Terry Mills.

Topics covered on the panel this morning:

  • Borders Opening Today
  • Hotspots and people entering the NT from them
  • Teachers coming into the Territory are having to pay for their own mandatory supervised quarantine
  • Infringement Notices and the increase in fines for those breaching quarantine restrictions
  • Job keeper - Could be ending in September
  • NT’s unemployment rate improved from 7.4 per cent in May to 5.7 per cent in June. But behind the improvement is 5300 people leaving the NT workforce entirely, meaning they are not currently looking for work.
  • NT’s biggest employer, the healthcare and social assistance sector, shed 10 per cent of jobs between the start of the pandemic and the end of June. 
  • Construction of youth detention center 
  • CLP Energy Policy  & Territory Alliance Mining Policy
  • Political Donations
  • Kakadu - The Morrison government will inject $233 million to upgrade campsites, walking tracks, lookouts and boat ramps at regional tourism hot spots.

Listen to the full chat here: