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Can Bess Price wrest Stuart from Labor?

Bess Price on the campaign trail, talking with Laramba resident Ronnie McNamara and Napperby pastoralist Janet Chisholm.

 

Is a swing on in the vast Northern Territory electorate of Stuart? It’s been held by Labor since 1983. Can well-regarded and outspoken senior Warlpiri woman Bess Nungarrayi Price wrest it from Labor for the Country Liberals? One voter doesn’t make up the 15% needed but Ronnie McNamara in Laramba is eloquent: “We tried Karl Hampton and before him Peter Toyne. Nothing happened. We need someone who can help us … We might vote for that Country party.” KIERAN FINNANE accompanies Bess Price on the campaign trail. FULL STORY »