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 ...
Northern Territory – a tale of systemic dysfunctional governance Political cronyism is hardly unheard of in other states, but its sheer extent and audacity in the Northern Territory over the last four years is deeply troubling. The higher levels of the public sector have been utterly politicised and any semblance of a professional public service able to advise government without fear or favour no longer exists.
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The NT electoral system is a joke. But can Hare-Clark fix it? Welcome to politics as farce. There is little doubt that the NT electoral system is broken. The bigger question is how we fix it. Discuss.
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Crocs in the Cabinet: The CLP, politics as farce and farce as politics This book is about the fall of an empire – about the power struggles and missteps and flawed characters that took the CLP from the Northern Territory’s dominant political force to near extinction, from an election win in 2012 to holding just two seats in Parliament four years later: Ben Smee and Christopher Walsh.
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The kill-or-be-killed world of NT politics, 2012 to 2016 Giles’s mood had changed from denial, to anger, to bargaining. He first denied any knowledge of an unfolding coup. Later he raged about the stupidity of it. And in our last conversation, just after midnight, before the phone was hurled from the balcony, he seemed to think there was a way to fight on.
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