I congratulate Senator Peris on her service to the people of the Northern Territory over the last three years.
As a Senator for 15 years I know how tough those first years in Parliament can be and respect her decision. I wish her well for the future.
Senator Peris made history as the first Indigenous woman to serve in our Federal Parliament and Territorians can be proud that it was a Territory woman who blazed that trail.
What the Territory needs now is certainty and I hope Labor will follow the proper process to select a new candidate for the July 2 election.