ENG:The Northern Territory Country Liberal Party (CLP) is a Northern Territory political party affiliated with both the National (formerly "Country") and Liberal parties. It is a member of the Coalition.
The CLP dominated the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly from its establishment in 1978 to 2001, but lost Government in 2001 and was reduced to four parliamentary members in 2005. At the 9 August 2008 Legislative Assembly general election it gained a significant swing, gaining 11 out of the 25 Northern Territory Legislative Assembly seats.
Senator Nigel Scullion and Solomon MP Natasha Griggs are the CLP's only two representatives in federal parliament. Scullion is the deputy leader of the National Party and sits with the National Party in the Senate.
Leader: Terry Mills
The Northern Territory Country Liberal Party (CLP) is a Northern Territory political party affiliated with both the National (formerly "Country") and Liberal parties. The CLP contests seats for the Co , positive
Deputy Opposition Leader, Kezia Purick, has welcomed the promising results coming out of a series of rice trials conducted in the Top End recently.
“The future development of the Territory’s horticulture and agriculture sectors is closely linked with agricultural research and development,” Ms Purick said.
“The recent trials and the positive results from Vietnamese-sourced rice seeds could have very positive long term benefits for the Northern Territory.
“The development of a domestic rice industry and the future growth of the Top End as a food bowl depend ...
A former member of the Country Liberals management committee is calling for Northern Territory Opposition Leader Terry Mills to resign over his actions during the federal election campaign.
Steve Brown stood aside from his position on the Country Liberals management committee in the lead up to election day.
In an email to the Northern Territory parliamentary wing this week Mr Brown says pre-polling in the seat of Lingiari suggested the party's candidate Leo Abbott was set to provide strong competition to Labor's sitting member Warren Snowdon, before a domestic violence order breach was ...
The Country Liberal party has selected a mediator and dispute resolution expert to run for the seat of Araluen in Alice Springs.
Robyn Lambley, also a long-time Centralian businesswoman, will aim to take the place of Jodeen Carney at a forthcoming byelection.
The party has been beset by conflict since leader Terry Mills called for Lingiari candidate Leo Abbott to be disendorsed during the federal election campaign.
But party bosses refused to ditch Mr Abbott, who had breached a Domestic Violence Order.
The turmoil peaked eleven days ago as David Tollner launched an ill-fated ...
Was the 2012 Northern Territory election the dirtiest ever? Peter Hanks QC: " ... If the facts as alleged in the 8 statutory declarations are accurate, several offences against s. 266(2) of the Electoral Act (NT) were committed at Wadeye ... offences that seriously threaten the integrity of he operation of the Electoral Act (NT) and the sytem of representative government in the Northern Territory."
NT political rabble: Lambley quits, Mills sacked, Giles wins? Port Darwin MLA and Attorney-General John Elferink will go to the back-bench. Drysdale MLA Lia Finnochario, new to the parliament but very impressive, will get a ministry. Speaker Kezia Purick – dumped by Mills in favour of Lambley six months ago and better-connected to business than any of her colleagues – will be bought back into the fold.
Dear Chief Minister … I’m “embarrassed and ashamed” to be a member of the CLP The lack of communication and compassion by this Government is bordering on outright contempt for the people of the Northern Territory and I hate to say it but I am embarrassed even ashamed to say I am a Member of this Party. Unfortunately after campaigning on lowering the cost of living the Party has forfeited its right to balance the budget as a matter of priority and should realise it is not in a position to balance the budget over people’s livelihoods.