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Senator Nigel Scullion

8 hours 53 minutes ago

It was great to visit fantastic local small business Invision NT in Coconut Grove this morning with candidate Kathy Ganley, Country Liberals for Solomon.

Invision are an extremely hard-working Territory small business providing exquisite building, renovation and cabinet-making services, despite being subject to a failing NT economy under the Gunner Labor Government.

The Country Liberal Party is reinvesting the benefits of a strong economy back into the hands of hard working Territory business by reducing the tax rate for small businesses to 25% - the lowest rate in 50 years, benefiting millions of businesses around the country and 19,000 small and medium sized Territory businesses.

The Coalition Government’s instant asset write-off for small businesses supports SMEs to invest more back into their own business such as machinery and equipment, helping them to grow their business.

Thanks so much to Brad and Deanne for showing us around!


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Senator Nigel Scullion

1 day 7 hours ago

Social media is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family across the country, but it is really important that we are all aware of the online safety risks that come with connecting on the internet.

In February I announced the launch of the Your Online Journey app created in partnership with Indigenous communities and the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

Funded by the Coalition Government through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy, it is specifically designed for use in remote Indigenous communities to support them in improving their digital literacy and protect their online safety.


Are you worried about your child’s online safety? Find out how you can keep your mob safe online and help them make safe choices. Go to #eSafety #onlinesafety #keepourmobsafeonline

Senator Nigel Scullion

2 days 8 hours ago

The Coalition will help reduce out of pocket medical expenses for Territory families needing life-saving scans like ultrasounds and X-rays with a $200 million investment.

This means the indexation of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items will be expanded to include X-rays for fractures, mammograms, pregnancy ultrasounds, echocardiograms, angiograms, image guided procedures and CT scans for the diagnosis and management of cancer.

This announcement comes after the Country Liberal Party announced a new MRI unit for Royal Darwin Hospital last year, expected to benefit 4,000 Territory patients a year.

Kathy Ganley, Country Liberals for Solomon Jacinta Nampijinpa Price Dr Sam McMahon Joshua Burgoyne

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.


4 months ago
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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