NT Labor denies division over McArthur River Q2

Mr MILLS: Would you now take the opportunity to set the record straight and tell Territorians that the minister was not fully committed to the Cabinet decision, and not at an important budget meeting, but rather at drinks in this building?


CHIEF MINISTER: Madam Speaker, I usually thank the members opposite for their questions, but not this one, because it is actually full of misinformation. I am surprised that the member for Blain would simply do this and try and distort the facts of the matter.

I answered the question last time. The minister was fully committed to the Cabinet decision. There was an event on, it was budget week. I know that budget really has not impacted much on the opposition at this stage. It is a great budget and I congratulate the Treasurer. However, the fact was we were in the middle of a very busy budget week and commitments needed to be kept. That is what happened. To start making up fanciful things about what happened, does not do you any credit.

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