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  David Tollner sees future for One Mile Dam Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
David Tollner sees future for One Mile Dam Community
David Tollner -- sees future for One Mile Dam community
David Tollner sees future for One Mile Dam
onemiledam.org /pages/Dave_Tollner.htm   (116 words)

 Stateline Northern Territory
DAVID TOLLNER, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR SOLOMON: Probably for the first time ever in a federal campaign the national issue, the big national issue, was the big local issue.
DAVID TOLLNER: Well Michael, look as I said to the media at the time, that's an issue that's a private matter between my family and the family down the road from me and we intend to keep it as a private matter and we don't intend to discuss it in the media.
DAVID TOLLNER: I think probably since the previous NT election there, the party may have, sort of, looked a bit stale.
www.abc.net.au /stateline/nt/content/2003/s1221266.htm   (733 words)

 Senator Trish Crossin : Speeches 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In regard to the seat of Solomon, although David Tollner may well be a likeable fellow, I am hoping that his time in the other place is very short and that he enjoys the next three years—I am hoping he will be there for only three years.
David Tollner in the seat of Solomon should, on paper, if the national trend had translated to what was happening in the Northern Territory, now be sitting on a very safe seat of over four per cent, but he is not.
David Tollner won the seat of Solomon by only 88 votes against a fantastic candidate in Laurene Hull.
www.senatorcrossin.octa4.net.au /html/speech_2002_05_08_3rd.html   (2586 words)

 Address at Solomon Community Morning Tea Kalymnian Hall, Darwin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
I’ve come here this morning very specifically, very unapologetically and very deliberately to urge you and your fellow Territorians to return David Tollner as your Member for the seat of Solomon whenever the federal election is held.
David is a big hearted, hard working, enthusiastic representative of you in Canberra.
But one of the issues that David has taken up with me is something that I gather, not only from him but particularly from him but also from many other people, really niggles with the people of Darwin, and that is the question of entry fees into the Kakadu National Park.
www.pm.gov.au /News/speeches/speech1001.html   (2059 words)

 Out of order: MP forced to apologise for behaviour on flight - National - www.smh.com.au
David Tollner, who holds the most marginal Coalition seat in the country, Solomon in the Northern Territory, by just 0.1 per cent, was forced to apologise in the House for "boorish" behaviour on a Qantas flight between Adelaide and Canberra on Sunday night.
A Labor MP on the same flight, Rod Sawford, told journalists Mr Tollner was behaving like he was drunk and was standing up as the flight came into land in Canberra, after the seatbelt sign had come on and flight staff were seated for landing.
Mr Tollner's first response was to label the allegations as "one of the things a nancy boy in Adelaide would say" and "a terrible beat-up".
www.smh.com.au /articles/2004/05/25/1085461757574.html?from=moreStories   (336 words)

 He's a nancy boy, I wasn't boorish, says MP - National - www.smh.com.au
Federal Liberal MP Dave Tollner today denied a Labor MP's claim he acted in a boorish manner on a Qantas flight, saying "that's one of the things a nancy boy in Adelaide would say ".
Mr Sawford said Mr Tollner was behaving like he was drunk and was standing up as the flight came into land in Canberra, after the seatbelt sign had come on and flight staff were seated.
Mr Sawford said after the flight Mr Tollner apologised to him and Mr Pyne, and remarked that he would have been escorted from the plane if it had been an international flight.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2004/05/25/1085442118098.html?feed=rss   (343 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Sci-Tech - Fury at Australian politician's 'smash toads' call   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Government politician David Tollner told Australians in the country’s Northern Territory that they should obliterate the toxic creatures to stop them spreading.
Mr Tollner, the member for the Northern Territory seat of Solomon, said the cane toads - which have highly poisonous sacs behind their head that quickly kill native animals that prey on them - should be eradicated by "any means possible".
Australia has for decades fought unsuccessfully to stop the spread of cane toads, imported from Hawaii in 1935 in a failed attempt to combat greyback beetles which were threatening the country’s tropical northern sugar cane fields.
news.scotsman.com /scitech.cfm?id=382332005   (607 words)

 Blogger: Email Post to a Friend
Mr David, who lives in Varna, Bulgaria, with his Bulgarian-born wife and children, was convicted of possessing and supplying a dangerous drug.
Mr David said the conviction and sentence were an abuse of his human rights and he had contacted the European Commission about the case.
Mr David said prosecution ``experts'' had contradicted each other and there was no evidence connecting him with the medications.
www.blogger.com /email-post.g?blogID=9025106&postID=112006225151770030   (387 words)

 Territory Live   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The decision by the Minister for Environment and Heritage Ian Campbell, pictured here with David Tollner, to not allow the export of crocodile safari hunting trophies is a ‘shocker’, according to the Federal member for Solomon David Tollner.
Mr Tollner said that the decision by the Minister just shows how out of touch some Canberra politicians are with the true outback, frontier spirit of the Territory.
Extraordinarily, Mr Tollner, Senator Nigel Scullion and the Territory Government were all in favour of responsible crocodile safari hunting because it was seen as way of utilising the Territory’s fantastic natural assets to generate income and wealth particularly for local indigenous communities.
www.territorylive.com /news_details.asp?id=1230   (300 words)

 Senator Trish Crossin : Media Release 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Senator Trish Crossin said she is (as ever) stunned by the ignorance of David Tollner MP in an ABC radio interview (24-11-4) about Michael Long’s walk to Canberra.
Senator Crossin said, “Mr Tollner doesn’t seem to realise that most of the $3000 million was not spent by or controlled by ATSIC.
“David Tollner suggesting the abolition a representative Aboriginal body such as ATSIC is the answer to all Aboriginal problems is beyond belief.
www.senatorcrossin.octa4.net.au /html/media_2004_11_26.html   (221 words)

 MP's best friend tries pressing the flesh - Election 2004 - www.smh.com.au
Dubbed by a local newspaper as the "member for gaffes," Mr Tollner was forced to apologise to fellow MPs for his behaviour on a flight to Canberra but denied he was drunk.
But Mr Tollner must be worried about the impact of Ms Haygarth's claims on his chances of re-election in Solomon, a largely urban seat where dogs are a passionate issue.
Late yesterday, Withnall Maley and Co, lawyers acting for Mr Tollner and his wife, Alicia, issued a letter warning that if Mr Tollner loses his seat as a result of any "false allegations" regarding the matter of "Brussels Sprout", damages would be significant and "directly caused by your publication".
www.smh.com.au /articles/2004/09/22/1095651399895.html   (597 words)

 PERSONNEL/ADMINISTRATIVE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE AGENDA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A meeting of the Personnel/Administrative Affairs Committee was held on Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 7:00 p.m.
David maybe you would like to talk to us.
Here again we have an amended draft that is intended to respond to the comments by the committee at the previous public hearing.
www.ci.nashua.nh.us /Aldermen/ArchivedMinutes/Personnel/2000-2001/JAN_31_2001.htm   (5238 words)

 EXTRA $1 MILLION FOR NT LOCAL ROADS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads, Senator Ian Campbell, and the Federal Member for Solomon, David Tollner, said today the one-off payment would provide additional financial support for local roads in unincorporated areas in the Territory than provided in the Australian Government's current Roads to Recovery programme.
Senator Campbell said the $1 million was in addition to the Australian Government's normal expenditure on roads in the Territory, which this financial year exceeded $47 million.
Welcoming the extra $1 million, Mr Tollner said he hoped the Northern Territory Government would work closely with LGANT to coordinate their programmes.
www.ministers.dotars.gov.au /ic/releases/2004/March/c45_2004.htm   (534 words)

 AM - Cane toad cricket one way to stem the pest flow
David Tollner is urging fellow Territorians to take up their golf clubs and cricket bats and turn cane toad eradication into a blood sport.
DAVID TOLLNER: Look, I think if people could be encouraged to do it rather than discouraged, the better our chance will be of stopping the cane toads arriving in Darwin and other parts of the top of Australia.
DAVID TOLLNER: When you talk about animal rights I think you've got to think about the rights of our native animals as well.
www.abc.net.au /am/content/2005/s1342441.htm   (676 words)

 Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program (ADFPP)
David Tollner MP (right) and his RAAF pilot in front of a twin-seat F/A-18 Hornet aircraft before take off on a familiarisation flight.
David Tollner MP in front of a twin-seat F/A-18 Hornet aircraft before take off on a familiarisation flight from RAAF Base Williamtown.
David Tollner MP in the cockpit of a twin-seat F/A-18 Hornet aircraft before take off on a familiarisation flight from RAAF Base Williamtown.
www.defence.gov.au /adfpp/gallery_years/2005_gallery/20050905/index.cfm   (633 words)

 Senator Trish Crossin : Media Release 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Labor Senator Trish Crossin today said that David Tollner should check his facts when suggesting that creating special humanitarian protection visas is counterproductive.
“It is obvious that David Tollner is not aware of the fact that his Government DOES believe special cases should be made and have actually been made in the past, “ said Senator Crossin.
On ABC radio this morning Mr Tollner argued that there is no reason to make special cases for asylum seekers in Australia.
www.senatorcrossin.octa4.net.au /html/media_2003_03_18.html   (233 words)

 Crikey Website - Anatomy of inaccurate publications and how they are corrected   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
After being evicted, Tollner and Panopoulos were let back in later, but it wasn't long before they were in another near-brawl, this time with Labor enfant terrible Mark Latham.
Prior to the publication of this fiction, I was not even extended the courtesy of a phone call from any of the relevant journalists to confirm or otherwise the veracity of the story they were intending to publish.
Mr TOLLNER - I refer to the same articles that the members for Werriwa and Indi referred to in the Australian Financial Review and crikey.com, which alleged incidents between me and Senator Forshaw and also between me and my friend the member for Werriwa.
members.crikey.com.au /articles/2002/09/22-holygrail.html   (2593 words)

 ACTU: News: ACTU Super Newsletter - October/November 2002 - 10 October 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Tollner contrasted the current situation with universal superannuation with the past.
But things have moved on, says Tollner, with the introduction of unionists to decision-making that was once an exclusive employer preserve.
We wonder how long it will be before David Tollner loses his preparedness to tell it how it is, just like other Coalition MPs who know that the choice legislation will increase cost and complexity, putting superannuation decisions back with the employers and the banks.
actu.labor.net.au /memberservices/news/1034224167_28876.html   (2204 words)

 NT Labor's love affair with the Howard Federal Liberal government
Member for Solomon David Tollner said a submission has been drawn up and agreed on behind closed doors between the NT Government and the NT Land Councils.
The Federal Government is considering changes to the Act, which Mr Tollner said could include the possible handing back of the legislation to the NT Government to control and establish smaller, more numerous regional land councils.
Mr Tollner said he had asked Federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister Philip Ruddock for a copy of the submission but was told the NT Government had asked that it be kept confidential.
www.country-liberal-party.com /pages/Secret-deals.htm   (719 words)

 The NT Drug News Vault: Man fears death in Bulgarian jail
Mr David, who runs a range of businesses in Bulgaria, was convicted of possessing and distributing a high-risk narcotic after controlled medications were found in mail he sent to the US.
Solomon MHR David Tollner said the government was trying to help.
Mr David said the application for special circumstances assistance only came after more than two years of requests to the embassy.
www.napnt.org /2005/07/man-fears-death-in-bulgarian-jail.html   (367 words)

 GIS News: Marine expedition discovers enormous coral reef
Federal Member for Solomon, David Tollner, welcomed to Darwin a team of explorers from Geoscience Australia, revealing amazing discoveries from a month long voyage in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Mr Tollner said the scientific expedition discovered remarkable features in the Gulf including ancient underwater sandstorms and previously unknown reefs.
Mr Tollner said the Geoscience Australia team would further analyse the sediment, water column and other samples taken during the survey.
www.gisdevelopment.net /news/viewn.asp?id=GIS:N_halwgxqs   (443 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Australia MP targets toxic toads
David Tollner, a Liberal Party MP from the area, urged people to kill the poisonous amphibians with cricket bats and golf clubs.
There could be as many as 100m cane toads in Australia, and they are considered a highly dangerous pest.
David Tollner's own rather drastic solution owes much to the way the problem was tackled when he was a child.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/4431645.stm   (384 words)

 Troppo Armadillo: Boofhead goes nuclear   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
CLP Member for Solomon Dave Tollner, in a courageous move (in a Sir Humphrey Appleby sense), immediately went public and said Territorians should accept the waste dump.
Mr Stirling slammed federal CLP MP David Tollner, who claimed last night Territorians were obligated to accept a nuclear dump if the NT was deemed the safest place to build one.
The contrasting reactions of Tollner and Davidson pose something of a dilemma for me, although it's the opposite of the effect I suspect the issue is likely to have on most voters in this most marginal of federal seats.
troppoarmadillo.ubersportingpundit.com /archives/006560.html   (1557 words)

 The World Today - David Tollner contradicts Coalition party line on Iraq war
Mr Tollner, who holds the Darwin-based seat of Solomon by the barest of margins, spoke out against the war in Iraq on community radio in Darwin, declaring that it was the wrong decision for Australia to go to war.
ANNE BARKER: If Dave Tollner didn't know the Prime Minister's position on Iraq, it was spelt out to the nation last night on national television, in an interview John Howard gave to the ABC's Four Corners reporter, Liz Jackson.
ANNE BARKER: But never mind that Dave Tollner holds Australia's most marginal seat, and needs on 45 voters to change their mind from the last election to lose Solomon to Labor.
www.abc.net.au /cgi-bin/common/printfriendly.pl?http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2004/s1213362.htm   (640 words)

 Club Troppo » Campaigning on the frontier
It may be of some interest given that the federal seat held by the CLP’s David Tollner is Australia’s most marginal.
However, my main reason for posting it is to comment on the actions of my former ALP colleague Warren Snowdon in commencing defamation action against Tollner for comments that don’t seem to be even slightly out of the ordinary run of day-to-day political rough and tumble debate.
Given that Tollner’s allegation seems to be that Snowdon will retire before the forthcoming election and throw things into chaos, it’s difficult to see how Warren could ever prove any damage flowing from the statement.
www.clubtroppo.com.au /2004/08/11/campaigning-on-the-frontier   (1583 words)

 Elected < Officials < Government < Papua New Guinea < : news   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
David granted a restraining order sought by Usino Bundi MP Peter Yama...
Federal MP David Tollner today said it was "scandalous" that lucrative hunts...
Federal MP David Tollner on Wednesday said it was "scandalous" that lucrative...
www.schema-root.org /region/pacific/papua_new_guinea/government/officials/elected   (1099 words)

 He's a nancy boy, I wasn't boorish, says MP - National - www.smh.com.au
He was also annoying fellow Liberal federal MP Christopher Pyne by ruffling his hair.
Mr Tollner had to be told three times to sit down before he finally did, Mr Sawford said.
"Mr Tollner said to us `if that had been an international flight I would have been removed'," Mr Sawford said.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2004/05/25/1085442118098.html?from=moreStories   (343 words)

 Golf with cane toads? - Peculiar Postings - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
David Tollner, the member for the Northern Territory seat of Solomon, said the cane toads -- which have highly poisonous sacs behind their head that quickly kill native animals that prey on them -- should be eradicated by “any means possible.”
Things were a bit different, most kids had a slug gun or an air rifle and we would get stuck into them with that sort of thing as well,” Tollner told Australian radio.
Animal welfare groups discouraged people from taking up Tollner’s call to arms, saying freezing the animals to death was more humane.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/7457168   (605 words)

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