Media Release by The Hon Mal Brough MP

Minister slams NT Government advertising

Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, today condemned the Northern Territory Government over its full-page ad in today’s NT News.

“This should end any doubts about whether Labor fully supports the Northern Territory Emergency Response,” Mr Brough said.

“It is staggering that the NT Labor Government can find money for this sort of blatantly political advertising, yet be unable to adequately resource Indigenous communities in the NT with the basics like police.

“To suggest that restrictions on takeaway alcohol are not important in the effort to protect children is just ridiculous.

“Certainly the new laws will cause some inconvenience, but that is a small price to pay as part of the overall effort to protect children from abuse and violence.”