The Northern Territory Country Liberal Party (CLP) is a Northern Territory political party affiliated with both the National (formerly "Country") and Liberal parties of Australia. The CLP contests seats for the Coalition in the Northern Territory rather than the Liberal or National parties.
The CLP dominated the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly from its establishment in 1974 to 2001, the longest unbroken run in government at the federal, state or territorial level in Australia. However, it lost Government in 2001 and was reduced to four parliamentary members in 2005. At 9 August 2008 Legislative Assembly general election it gained a significant swing, gaining 11 out of the 25 seats. The Country Liberals returned to office following the 2012 Legislative Assembly general ...
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 ...
Adam Giles appoints “Deputy Dawg.” “Tired” Tollner to “have a rest” but tipped to return Giles: Dave [Tollner] chose to abstain from the meeting. He's gonna to take some time off.
Journalist: When you say he is going to "take some time off" has he quit?
Giles: No, no. Dave's gonna take some time off. I think we all know that the life and the role as a public figure and in a political environment, particularly holding some of the portfolios that Dave did. You do get tired after a while and quite clearly Dave wants a rest and he's gonna have a rest.
Failed statehood. Is it time for an(other) NT intervention? As Rothwell notes, the good tax-payers of the Australian south-east fork out around $4 billion a year to keep the NT running. Divide that number by the 220,000 people in the NT and the figure is around $18,000 per head. "Thanks and it is your shout!!"