Tag Archives: election

A change in Lingiari? History holds some clues.

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In the 1987 Federal election, when all of the Territory was a single seat, lies a clue for what what may be happening now, says local historian Alex Nelson: The NT Government had run into financial difficulties, public service cuts were made, and Snowdon was swept into the seat on a protest vote. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Negative campaigning by the CLP. FULL STORY »

Jacinta Price spits dummy

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A hysterical dummy spit by Jacinta Price, following publication of a report on Monday critical of her record as a town councillor, is unbecoming of a candidate for a major party in a Federal election. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Ms Price at a meeting of the Town Council from which she has resigned despite her pledge to serve a full term. FULL STORY »

Coalition wants to accelerate Beetaloo gas production

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Feds contribute $8.4m to “get on with the job. We want to get the gas up out of the ground and into people’s homes and businesses as quickly as we can,” writes Matt Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Photo: Lingiari candidate Jacinta Price. FULL STORY »

Ryan to run in Braitling for the CLP?

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The Mayor (at right) is not confirming nor denying it, and we’ve now asked fellow town council member and CLP vice-president Jamie deBrenni (at left) for a response. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Suddenly everyone is talking about 1Territory

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The 1Territory Party is joining the fray, all guns blazing, sensing a golden opportunity as the government in Darwin and both the government and the opposition in Canberra are tight-lipped over the fiscal fiasco in the NT. ERWIN CHLANDA speaks with party president Braedon Earley (pictured). FULL STORY »

It’s not money that makes the NT political world go round

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Seats come cheap in the Territory, with only around $3m all up swirling around in declared campaign funding. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: On 2016 NT election night, Warren Snowdon takes a well calculated guess that Dale Wakefield will knock off Adam Giles. FULL STORY »

Youth crime, flooding on Glen Auricht’s council agenda

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Aranda-speaking engineer and long-time community volunteer joins race for a seat on the town council. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Cr Brown: Keep the civic centre loan until surplus is known

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Town Councillor Steve Brown (pictured) writes about his health, his plans for his role in public life and the vexed question of paying off the council’s civic centre loan.

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We need to bring trust back to government: Dale Wakefield

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“I am not afraid of full and frank public discussion,” says the new Member for Braitling (pictured with Federal Member Warren Snowdon). “That’s how we get to good outcomes, to be brave enough to have these difficult conversations.” She spoke with ERWIN CHLANDA.

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Giles defeated in Braitling

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Dale Wakefield (pictured) becomes first Labor Member for Braitling. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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