Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister and Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion has welcomed Adam Giles’s appointment as Chief Minister of the Northern Territory.
“He is not only the first Indigenous Chief Minister of the Northern Territory but the first Indigenous Head of Government in this country,” Senator Scullion said.
“This is an historic move by the Country Liberals and Aboriginal people all over Australia can rightly feel proud on this day.
“I congratulate Terry Mills for leading the Country Liberals back into Government and winning a huge mandate from Aboriginal people in the Territory for a conservative Government.
“The change to Mr Giles is a consequence of a search for stability and now the focus can be on the delivery of services to Territorians.
“Mr Giles has the skills and acumen of an accomplished leader. The Country Liberals can get back to rectifying the damage done by a decade of Labor Government,” Senator Scullion said.
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