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Palm Island Community Development Programme

Senator Nigel Scullion

3 hours 52 minutes ago

Some fantastic carpentry work here from CDP participants on Palm Island - job seekers are learning REAL SKILLS to get them job ready. Awesome job Cyril and others! Too deadly!
#CDPsuccess Palm Island Community Development Programme

The lads down at the Chock Shed workshop/carpentry shop continue to make some amazing products. This week Cyril Johnson has built a great little cupboard, which he has made from 90% recycled timber pellets. Cyril has been with our Market Garden Activity Team for nearly two years and he has learnt some great skills in basic carpentry.

Cyril has two sons and wants them to become carpenters one day. Hopefully if they have the same talents as Cyril then they should have no problems in follow their very gifted fathers’ footsteps.

Furthermore, not only Cyril is working some magic, but a couple of the other lads have also crafted some fantastic stuff. Well to the lads in the Market Garden Team you are all doing a fantastic job.

Senator Nigel Scullion

23 hours 50 minutes ago

Bill Shorten MP and the Australian Labor Party want to hit home owners and property renters in the Northern Territory with its ill-conceived property tax.

This property tax will not only punish those who negative gear, but every Territorian with equity in their home will be hurt by Labor’s policy.

As the housing market slows down, now is the worst possible time for Labor to push its property tax on Territorians.

Country Liberal Party Kathy Ganley, Country Liberals for Solomon Jacinta Nampijinpa Price Joshua Burgoyne Scott Morrison (ScoMo)

Senator Nigel Scullion

1 day 8 hours ago

Recently I met with the wonderful team at North West Hospital and Health Service in Queensland - these guys are absolutely committed to increasing Indigenous employment and are working hard to create more employment opportunities and career pathways for First Australians. Exciting stuff! Greg Hunt MP Ken Wyatt

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.


3 months 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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