Northern Territory election 2016

19 January 2017

Introduction

The Northern Territory (NT) has a unicameral parliament—the Legislative Assembly—elected under the provisions of the Electoral Act (NT). The NT has a fixed election date, the fourth Saturday in August, every four years: the previous election was held on 25 August 2012. The Northern Territory is divided into 25 divisions for Legislative Assembly (Assembly) elections. The Parliament was prorogued on 8 August 2016 with the election held on 27 August 2016.

In the lead up to the 2016 election political commentators seemed united in predicting a Country Liberal Party (CLP) defeat—the only question appeared to be by how much. Polls suggested that leadership and cabinet instability could wipe out the CLP at the 2016 election.

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Cathy Madden, 2017, Northern Territory election 2016, Parliamentary Library (Australia), viewed 23 March 2017, <http://apo.org.au/node/72410>.

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