Abbott Visits The Top End

Abbott Visits The Top End

Federal Member for Solomon Natasha Griggs

Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott

Territorians Share Views With Abbott And Griggs

Victor P Taffa

More than a hundred people turned out to a community forum tonight hosted by Federal Member for Solomon Natasha Griggs with Opposition Leader Tony Abbott as guest speaker.

 

The forum was set up to allow Territorians to share their ideas with Ms. Griggs and Mr. Abbott about a range of issues and to ask questions.

Rising interests rates, Darwin’s housing crisis, harbour pollution, law and order and asylum seekers were among the topics raised during the hour-long forum at the Pan Hellenic Cultural Centre in Rapid Creek.

Ms. Griggs said she understands many people are struggling with increased living costs in Darwin and Palmerston and it was important for them to be able to come along and say what was on their mind.

“As Political Representatives we need to be listeners as well as talkers and certainly Tony Abbott has indicated he will be holding regular community forums around the country so people can provide their feedback.” Ms. Griggs said.

“Nowadays people are saturated with information yet I think often feel their voice isn’t being heard. It was a great learning experience for me to hear again from the community about the issues they think I should be prioritising.” Ms. Griggs said.

Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott

Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott