Northern Territory voting begins tomorrow

Northern Territory voting begins tomorrow

Northern Territory residents will go to the polls tomorrow, and Labor Chief Minister Paul Henderson has gone head to head with Liberal Opposition Leader Terry Mills, at a people’s forum in Darwin overnight.

One of the most controversial issues leading up to the election has been the housing shortage, which has fuelled rising house prices across the territory.

Mr Mills says a Country Liberal Party government would bring in a planning commission to address the issue.

He’s also promised that there would be no public sector job losses under his leadership.

But Mr Henderson has accused Mr Mills of lying to voters, saying he’s promised to bring the budget back to surplus in his first year, and the only way to do that is with public sector cuts.

Labor has been in power in the territory for 11 years, with Mr Henderson as Chief Minister since 2007.

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