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Senator Nigel Scullion

7 hours 30 minutes ago

Great to see that Governor-General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove checked out the awesome work that the Michael Long Learning & Leadership Centre do in Indigenous education while he was in the Top End. The Coalition Government is a strong supporter of the centre.

The Michael Long Learning & Leadership Centre delivers a unique education and development program for Indigenous students from remote areas through the power of sport. We were thrilled to see the fantastic opportunities the centre provides and the facilities that are dedicated to empowering these young students.

Senator Nigel Scullion

15 hours 52 minutes ago

This looks delicious from Wicked Kneads in Alice Springs. Great to see them still buying Aussie strawberries and supporting our farmers and their families. We had only one isolated incident in the NT so please keep buying Aussie fruit and cut it up. The Federal Coalition Government has legislated tougher for the criminals involved and is investing an additional $1 million for more food safety officials to increase detection.
I encourage all Territorians and NT businesses to keep buying strawberries to make yummy treats like this!

Still using Australian strawberries 🍓

Senator Nigel Scullion

1 day 5 hours ago

Applications for the third round of Safer Communities funding is closing very soon - on 25 September.
Local councils and community organisations in the NT can now apply for a share of up to $1 million in funding through the Coalition Government's Safer Communities Fund.
This is a CLP commitment to keep Territorians safe and secure by enhancing the efforts of local councils and community organisations to address crime and antisocial behaviour.
Barkly Regional Council and Alice Springs Town Council got grants in the last round. For more information visit:

City of Darwin City of Palmerston Katherine Town Council Litchfield Council Wagait Shire Council Coomalie Community Government Council Fannie Bay Equestrian Club Central Desert Regional Council West Arnhem Regional Council East Arnhem Regional Council East Arnhem Chamber of Commerce, NT Victoria Daly Regional Council Roper Gulf Regional Council Chamber of Commerce NT Chamber of Commerce NT - Central Australia Chamber of Commerce NT - Katherine Region
Rotary Club of Darwin North Rotary Club of Darwin Alice Springs-Mbantua Rotary 8CCC Community Radio 102.1fm - Alice Springs & Tennant Creek Freds Pass Rural Markets Association Inc. Freds Pass Field Archers Territory Craft Katherine Alice Springs Baseball Association (Official Site) Royal Darwin Show Adelaide River Show Society Katherine Show & Rodeo Tennant Creek Memorial Club Tennant Creek and District Show Society Tennant Creek Mens Shed. Darwin Men's Shed Palmerston and Regional Basketball Assoc Swampdogs Rugby Union Club The Purple House Vietnamese Community NT Chapter Inc Darwin Lions Club Palmerston Lions Lions Club of Tennant Creek & District Lions Club of Alice Springs Nhulunbuy Rotary Club Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club Royal Life Saving NT Alice Springs Show Darwins Aviation Museum

My Electorate

From breathtaking lush national parks, stunning waterfalls and golden beaches of the top end to sunburnt sand dunes and the wild outback terrain of the south, the Northern Territory is a vast environment covering more than 1.3 million sq kms with a population of about 230,000.

Famous for its relaxed lifestyle, the Territory’s people are as diverse as its terrain. More than 100 nationalities are represented. One quarter of the Territory population is Indigenous.

Most of the Territory’s population live in Darwin, with other major centres being Palmerston, Alice Springs, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek, Wadeye, Jabiru and Yulara.

In the Senate, the Northern Territory is the largest electorate boundary in Australia, encompassing Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands thousands of kilometres north-west of the Australian mainland in the Indian Ocean. Mining, exports including oil, gas and iron-ore, and agriculture largely drive the economy, with tourism also a major industry.

The Territory has two Federal members in the House of Representatives who represent the seats of Solomon and Lingiari. The Solomon electorate includes the cities of Darwin and Palmerston, while the Lingiari electorate includes the rest of the Territory as well as the Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) islands. There are two Senators for the Northern Territory.


1 month ago
Restoring Territory Rights Bill senate speech 15/08/2016

I was proud to stand up as Country Liberal Party Senator for the Northern Territory and speak to the restoration of the Territory's right to be treated as equal to every other state in this country. Second Reading speech below on Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015.


I was born in London in 1956 and spent my early years between Malaysia and Malawi in Africa and England. I was educated in England and Australia.

From 1985 when I moved to the Northern Territory, I worked across a number of industries, including mining, fishing, maritime salvage, security and engineering.

Six years living off the coast of Arnhem Land really cemented my understanding of, and keen interest in the issues facing Australia’s first people, particularly those living in remote areas. From 1991 I settled in Darwin and there’s nowhere better to live than in our wonderful Northern Territory.

Since becoming a Country Liberal Party Senator for the Northern Territory in the Australian Parliament in October 2001, I’ve been privileged to hold a wide variety of portfolios as both a Minister in the Howard Government and as a Shadow Minister in Opposition.

In the Parliament, I sit with the National Party, and since September 2013 have been the party’s leader in the Senate. I take a very grassroots approach to my work as Senator, engaging a wide variety of issues spanning across my Ministerial responsibilities but also advocating for our wonderful Northern Territory.

The greatest honour I’ve had in my parliamentary career is to serve as the Minister for Indigenous Affairs in the Federal Government. The Coalition Government is absolutely committed to tackling disadvantage, wherever it occurs, including in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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