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Senator Nigel Scullion

19 hours 4 minutes ago

I strongly encourage Territorians to contribute to the Australian War Memorial initiative Places of Pride — an online register of war memorials to record the locations and images of every publicly accessible memorial in Australia.

The Territory has some powerful memorials – the Darwin Cenotaph has the stunning backdrop of the esplanade and Darwin harbour, and I always enjoyed my time as emcee of Anzac Day services the Adelaide River War Cemetery for many years.

I am delighted to see Centralians have taken up this challenge with the famous Anzac Hill memorial in Alice Springs already on the Places of Pride site.

Wherever you find yourself in the Territory, make sure you snap a picture of your local memorial and upload it to the website!

#PlacesofPride #LestWeForget #MyMemorial
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Senator Nigel Scullion

1 day 15 hours ago

The Gunner Labor Government is taking the Territory down a path of economic ruin.

The debt continues to skyrocket, the economy is stagnating and it is clear that Territory Labor cannot responsibly manage the budget.

Michael Gunner and Nicole Manison need to be held accountable for their severe mismanagement of the Northern Territory economy.

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Today the Labor Government’s ‘Plan for Budget Repair’ interim report was released.

This sneaky Labor Government has tried to bury the bad news on the second Friday before Christmas.

The Opposition has always said that Labor is putting the Territory on the path to insolvency. This interim report confirms it.

Debt is set to soar to $35.7 billion. The interest bill to hit $2 billion per year.

The Territory needs urgent and strong economic leadership.

The Treasurer is not up to the job, and it is time for someone new in the job

Senator Nigel Scullion

1 day 20 hours ago

Yesterday in Yulara Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Senator Matthew Canavan and CLP candidate for Lingiari Jacinta Nampijinpa Price announced a Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan of $27.5 million to upgrade the Ayers Rock (Connellan) Airport creating more than 300 local jobs.

The loan to Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, the operator of the airport, will help Voyages employ and retain Indigenous Australians in real jobs. It will also help finance upgrades of the airport’s runway, taxiway and apron, install runway lighting and build contractor accommodation.

The Coalition Government is solidly supporting tourism in Central Australia. The upgrade to this airport supports the overall growth in tourism to Uluru and is essential in maintaining the airport’s role as a gateway for visitors to Ayers Rock Resort and the Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park.

#NAIF #northernaustralia #centralaustralia #indigenous #employment #tourism #Uluru Country Liberal Party National Party of Australia

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.


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Senate Question Time Community Development Program 27/11/2018

In Senate Question Time I was pleased to answer a question from Senator Slade Brockman on our successful Community Development Program. 27/11/2018


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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