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An Australian politician. The Chief Minister of the Northern Territory since 2013.


Adam Giles Biography



Adam Graham Giles (born 10 April 1973) is an Australian politician who has been the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory since 2013. He has been a Country Liberal Party member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly since 2008, representing the electorate of Braitling. He became Chief Minister of the Northern Territory in March 2013, when he ousted Chief Minister Terry Mills as party leader. Giles is Australia's first Indigenous head of government.


Political career

As a member of the Northern Territory's Indigenous Economic Taskforce, Giles travelled and worked throughout the Territory before settling in Alice Springs. There he stood as a Country Liberal Party candidate for Lingiari at the 2007 federal election. In the 2008 Northern Territory election, he was elected to the Alice Springs-based seat of Braitling. He won the election with 2,052 primary votes, or with 70% (2,475 votes) after preferences were distributed.


Following the 2012 Northern Territory election, Giles became the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government. On 13 March 2013, Adam Giles replaced Terry Mills as leader of the Country Liberal Party while Mills was on a trade mission in Japan. Giles was sworn in as Chief Minister on 14 March, becoming the first indigenous head of government of an Australian state or territory.




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