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NT News - Gunner asks advice on Independents - 28 September 2016
... But the four independents united in their concern — Robyn Lambley, Yingiya Mark Guyula, Terry Mills and Gerry Wood — were asking for new models of governance, not merely more resourcing. ...
NT News - Independents to test NT’s Labor govt - 27 September 2016
FOUR Parliamentary independents have united to call for a rethink of Northern Territory governance models and to accuse the new Government of acting prematurely in installing the remains of the CLP as Opposition.
Robyn Lambley, Gerry Wood, Yingiya Mark Guyula and Terry Mills yesterday met for the first time since last month’s election...
3CR - 23 September 2016 (about 8 - 11 mins into the programme)
The victory of Yingiya Mark Guyula in the Northern Territory elections.
AAP - Labor won't challenge tight NT seat loss - 19 September 2016
The Northern Territory Labor Party won't be contesting the NT election result in the seat of Nhulunbuy which Independent candidate Yingiya Guyula won ...
NT News - Labor won’t challenge election defeats in Nhulunbuy, Blain - 19 September 2016
... Mr Stirling said 17 votes were identified by party officials as questionable in Nhulunbuy, including four that did not go to Ms Walker despite protests, and two that went to the new MLA independent Mark Yingiya Guyula. ...
GLW - Treaty candidate takes seat of Nhulunbuy - 17 September 2016
... Guyula has used his campaign to call for greater access to bilingual education, which was wound back by both Labor and CLP governments. ... Guyula also believes that recognising Yolngu law, in particular the still existing Yolngu assemblies, is essential to overcoming the vast disadvantage suffered by Aboriginal people in the NT. ... Guyula’s vision of getting traditional Yolngu forms of government and law to work alongside white man’s law struck a chord, and it is a message he has been pushing for a long time....
The Conversation - Newspoll steady, with Turnbull’s poor ratings continuing - 14 September 2016
... The pre-election Parliament had 12 CLP, 7 Labor and 6 Independents. 3 of the Independents were re-elected, and they were joined by Mills and Yingiya Mark Guyula in Nhulunbuy. Nhulunbuy was decided by just seven votes, and was the only loss for Labor in a previously held seat. ...
ABC - New female-majority NT cabinet sworn in, Chief Minister vows to keep team - 12 September 2016
... 'Clear' demand for Treaty
... Newcomer Yingiya Mark Guyula is pushing a treaty with the NT Government and Indigenous people. Mr Gunner, who is also Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and a supporter of constitutional recognition, said he would start speaking with Mr Guyula. "It's very clear that there is a demand for treaty," Mr Gunner said. "And the first step is listening, so we're at that step, so we've put it on the agenda." ...
The Guardian - Northern Territory Labor government announces majority female cabinet - 12 September 2016
... Gunner dismissed concerns the treaty focus could derail the federal move for constitutional recognition, which he supported, and said people had to be “mature enough” for parallel conversations. “It’s very clear there is a message for treaty, a demand for treaty, and the first step is listening.” Gunner also noted that Mark Yingiya Guyula, the independent MP who unseated the Labor deputy leader in Nhulunbuy, had campaigned on pushing for a treaty. ...
Koori Mail facebook - 9 September 2016
Independent Yolngu candidate Yingiya Mark Guyula (pictured) has won the Northern Territory seat of Nhulunbuy by just seven votes. He campaigned on a treaty platform. In his statement before the election Mr Guyula said "If I win this seat, it will not only be a great victory for our Arnhem Land call for treaty, but a strong statement adding to the call for sovereign rights for Indigenous people across the continent."
YMG for Treaty update - Yingiya has won the seat of Nhulunbuy!!!! - 9 September 2016
... Yingiya has won by 7* votes, with a two party preferred result of 1648 to 1641, and with clear wins in all the Yolngu communities of the electorate. This is an amazing win for the Treaty campaign across Australia! Celebrate!
*The NTEC figure at 9th of September 2016 1:07pm
NT News - Former chief minister Adam Giles and Labor deputy Lynne Walker confirmed to have lost seats in Northern Territory election - 9 September 2016
... Labor has also suffered the loss of one of its highest profile members. Would-be deputy chief minister Lynne Walker was defeated by independent Yingiya Mark Guyula by just seven votes in the seat of Nhulunbuy. ...
Katherine Times - Labor wins Katherine, Braitling but loses in Nhulunbuy - 9 September 2016
... “I also commit to working constructively with Yingiya Mark Guyula, for the benefit of the people of Nhulunbuy. ...
ABC - NT election sees Adam Giles, former chief minister, lose seat of Braitling - 9 September 2016
... Labor insiders were wary of Ms Walker's defeat after Mr Guyula, who had campaigned on establishing a treaty between the Yolgnu people and the NT Government, polled strongly in Arnhem Land booths during the federal election. "Indigenous people … have felt left out and we have felt that we've been starved out of funding," Mr Guyula said. ...
AAP - NT Labor dominates, wins two more seats - 9 September 2016
...But Deputy Labor leader Lynne Walker lost Nhulunbuy by seven votes to Yolngu independent Yingiya Mark Guyula. ...
The Australian - NT election: Adam Giles ousted from ‘unlosable’ seat of Braitling - 9 September 2016
...Labor suffered a blow, however, with its deputy leader Lynne Walker losing her Arnhem Land seat of Nhulunbuy to independent member-elect Yingiya Guyula by only eight votes. ... [Mr Gunner] “I also commit to working constructively with Yingiya Mark Guyula, for the benefit of the people of Nhulunbuy.” ... A spokeswoman for the NT Electoral Commission said the final Nhulunbuy count would show Mr Guyula won by eight votes....
Crikey - Northern Territory election endgame - 9 September 2016
... no change in what looked like a result of Labor 18, Country Liberal Party two and independents five (Gerry Wood in Nelson, Kezia Purick in Goyder, Terry Mills in Blain, Robyn Lambley in Araluen and Yingiya Mark Guyula in Nhulunbuy) ...
The Guardian - Northern Territory election: three seats still in balance as Labor deputy trails by 10 votes - 8 September 2016
...Guyula ran a campaign centred on calls for a treaty and having an Indigenous voice in parliament representing the mostly Indigenous seat. He had polled 4.3% in his bid for a federal Senate seat in July. Walker suffered a heavy swing against her last month, after winning in 2012 with 69% of the two candidate-preferred vote. ...
NT News - Labor member Lynne Walker will rely on postal votes to get her over the line in Nhulunbuy against Yingiya Mark Guyula - 8 September 2016
... Labor deputy Lynne Walker is 10 votes behind independent Yingiya Mark Guyula on a two-candidate preferred basis in Nhulunbuy. ... Ms Walker suffered heavy swings against her in the bush booths, where electors overwhelmingly gave their votes to Mr Guyula, a Yolngu man who campaigned on the need for a treaty and the recognition of customary law. ...
ABC - NT election: Nhulunbuy's Lynne Walker says legal avenues available if she loses - 7 September 2016
... After preferences, incumbent deputy Labor leader Lynne Walker is now 10 votes behind independent candidate Yingiya Mark Guyula in the seat of Nhulunbuy. ... Mr Guyula is a senior Yolngu law man and campaigned on the platform of calling for a treaty and implementing traditional Madayin law. ... Mr Guyula's nomination came amid an uncertain future for the town of Nhulunbuy, which has found its population slashed from 4,000 to less than 2,000 since Rio Tinto pulled the plug on its alumina refinery in 2014. ...
AAP - Labor's NT deputy Walker on knife edge - 7 September 2016
... The deputy Labor leader has held the seat of Nhulunbuy for eight years and is well respected in parliament, but on Wednesday morning she was still 10 votes behind independent Yolngu candidate Yingiya Mark Guyula. Guyula ran on a platform of securing a treaty for Yolngu people in northeast Arnhem Land, and a return to traditional law. ... "I think the whole notion of a treaty and self-determination was a very, very compelling choice for people, and the return to Yolngu law." She [Ms Walker] said the latter was unlikely under a Labor government, but a treaty was a possibility. ...
NT News - Lynne Walker closing gap after recount - 6 September 2016
INDEPENDENT Yingiya Mark Guyula is just eight votes ahead of Labor deputy Lynne Walker for the seat of Nhulunbuy after a vote recount yesterday. The Northern Territory Electoral Commission recounted all divisions with a vote margin of under 100. Mr Guyula has 1639 votes on a two-candidate preferred basis, leading Ms Walker on 1631. Ms Walker has slim hope of closing the gap on postal votes. ...
NT News - CLP duo take over Opposition offices - 3 September 2016
... Labor deputy leader Lynne Walker was still in a fight for her political life, drawing within 11 votes of independent Yingiya Mark Guyula. Receiving the outstanding postal ballots is now becoming less likely.
GLW - The Territory turns against the Country Liberal Party - 2 September 2016
... One independent candidate who is doing well is Yingia Guyula, whose candidacy was covered by GLW. The August 31 Australian quoted Guyula as saying: “There's people living here. There's humans living here. There's a Yolngu government that has been running for thousands of years — for thousands of years, there has been education, justice, leadership, law and order, economy on this country.” Guyula is the Yolngu son of a crocodile hunter who campaigned on a platform of bilingual education, recognising the traditional forms of Aboriginal governance in the NT and a treaty with Aboriginal people to ensure this. At the time of writing he is 35 votes ahead of deputy ALP leader Lynne Walker in the seat of Nhulunbuy. There are still postal votes to be counted, but anecdotally it appears Guyula has won most of the Yolngu-majority areas in Nhulunbuy and his success represents a huge upset, regardless of the final result.
ABC News - NT election: Votes to be recounted in fives seats, including that of Adam Giles - 2 September 2016
... A recount will also be held in Nhulunbuy, where on Friday afternoon Labor's deputy leader Lynne Walker was trailing independent candidate Yingiya Mark Guyula by just 11 votes, with 54 postal votes outstanding ...
NT News - Postals to be counted at 10am - 2 September 2016
... Terry Mills (IND), Sandra Nelson (ALP), Ngaree Ah Kit (ALP) and Yingiya Guyula (IND) are currently leading by narrow margins in the respective seats. The next and final count of postal votes for close divisions will happen after midday next Friday, September 9. ...
NT News - Bush welcomes new Chief Minister - 2 September 2016
... Labor is safely home in five bush seats and is still in play in Nhulunbuy, where Deputy Leader Lynne Walker is fighting off a challenge from independent Yingiya Mark Guyula. ...
ABC - New NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner flies out bush to thank remote voters - 1 September 2016
... Labor deputy leader Lynne Walker's seat of Nhulunbuy still hangs in the balance against independent Yingiya Mark Guyula. ...
Hot 100fm - NT Chief Minister will accommodate Opposition, however it wants to run - 1 September 2016
...Miss Walker trails Independent Yingiya Mark Guyula who led a fierce campaign on indigenous housing issues. ..."Mark Guyula has been a strong presence in those communities, he had fertile ground to work because the member for Arnhem (Larissa Lee) hadn't been working them, Lynne did her best over that year but it proved a very difficult mountain to climb", Mr Gunner said.
Hawker Britton - Northern Territory election outcome - September 2016
... Nhulunby: The seat had been held by Labor’s Deputy Leader Lynne Walker and was one of Labor’s safest seats heading into the election. Current results indicate Ms Walker has received a 14% swing against her, due to the popularity of Independent Yingiya Mark Guyula. The Independent is currently ahead. ...
The Australian - NT election: hunter's son to tackle 'white man's government' - 31 August 2016
... “There’s something wrong with the way government has been treating people for a long time,” Mr Guyula said. “... How do we get to that parliament house for the white man’s government, get them to understand the message from our Yolngu government here?” he said. “We were feeling the effects of this other culture … we wanted to cry out, ‘Stop there, please listen to us. You are choking our environment, choking us from being who we are’. ... We want a partnership; we want our sovereignty,” he said. “Give us our powers back, give us our self-determination, give us our space to work together.” ...
Abc News - Labor leader Michael Gunner sworn in as Northern Territory Chief Minister - 31 August 2016
... Mr Gunner's deputy Lynne Walker was absent from proceedings, with her rival, independent Yingiya Mark Guyula, just 22 votes ahead as counting continues in the traditionally safe Labor seat of Nhulunbuy. ...
Daily Telegraph - New NT chief minister Michael Gunner sworn in - 31 August 2016
... Ms Walker has been challenged by Yolngu man Yingiya Mark Guyula, who campaigned on a platform of securing a treaty; he leads her by 22 votes....
ABC - Antony Green's Election Blog - August 2016
...Nhulunbuy: Labor Lynne Walker has polled 44.6% on first preferences to Independent Yingiya Mark Guyula 42.0%. The ABC website shows a speculative preference count. Votes yet to be counted are absent and early votes cast outside the electorate that will favour Walker. Walker is favoured to win but a better preference count is required to be certain. Tuesday update: The release of a preference count put Guyula ahead in this contest, and he was also favoured by the first batch of Absent votes. Guyula leads by 35 votes with more counting to come. Wednesday update: Yingiya Mark Guyula leads by 22 votes with 67 postal votes outstanding, some of which will not be returned.
ABC News - NT election: Former CLP leader on track to win, while Lawrie looks to have lost re-election bid - 31 August 2016
... It also predicts a total of four independents, with independent Yingiya Mark Guyula still leading over deputy Labor leader and parliamentary veteran Lynne Walker. ...
SBS / NT News/AAP - New NT chief minister Michael Gunner sworn in - 31 August 2016
... Ms Walker has been challenged by Yolngu man Yingiya Mark Guyula, who campaigned on a platform of securing a treaty; he leads her by 22 votes. ...
SBS/AAP - Lawrie unlikely to keep Karama in NT poll - 31 August 2016
...Ms Walker has been challenged by Yolngu man Yingiya Mark Guyula, who currently leads by 22 votes....
NT News - Delia Lawrie all but concedes Karama as Terry Mills scores Blain - 31 August 2016
...But in what is shaping as a massive blow to Labor, Deputy Leader Lynne Walker is still trailing independent Yingiya Mark Guyula.
NT News - Long wait for results continues - 31 August 2016
... That seat has independent Yingiya Mark Guyula leading deputy Labor leader Lynne Walker by 35 votes. ...
Cmos - Former CLP leader Mills on track to victory in - 31 August 2016
... It also predicts a whole of four independents, with impartial Yingiya Mark Guyula continue to main around deputy Labor chief and parliamentary veteran Lynne Walker. ...
Mix 104.9 Darwin - Re-elected Independent MLA Gerry Wood willing to share opposition duties with anhailated CLP
... Five seats remain in doubt and at least two of those could be picked up by Independents, including the Blaine electorate where former Chief Minister Terry Mills leads Labor Candidate Damien Hale by 87 votes and Nhulunbuy where sitting Deputy Labor Leader Lynne Walker trailers Yingiya Mark Guyula by 22 votes. ...
NT News - Independents’ plan to form Opposition for NT Parliament knocked back - 31 August 2016
...But the high-profile independents, who could be joined by Terry Mills and possibly Yingiya Mark Guyula from Nhulunbuy, are committed to working something out. ...
ABC News - NT election: Blain independent Terry Mills ahead by 101 votes in CLP safe seat - 30 August 2016
... Meanwhile, at the close of counting yesterday, the Labor's party's safe electorate of Nhulunbuy was slipping to local independent Yingiya Mark Guyula, who was 35 votes ahead of Labor's deputy leader Lynne Walker. The seat had been held by Labor since 1980....
NT News - ALP deputy leader could lose seat - 30 August 2016
...Results have been slow from the NT Electoral Commission but it now appears that Labor incumbent and deputy leader Lynne Walker could lose her seat of Nhulunbuy to independent Yingiya Mark Guyula. Delaying matters was a complete lack of two-candidate preferred ballot results in Barkly, Blain and Nhulunbuy on election night. ... Nhulunbuy’s preferences were revealed yesterday, which showed Mr Guyula leading Ms Walker by 11 votes with more ballots expected to be counted....
Dean Whittaker - Some of my thoughts on the NT Election and Yingiya Guyula... - 29 August 2016
... The Northern Territory election on Saturday has been seen as an amazing triumph for Labor and thumping for the Country Liberal Party. It clearly has been a landslide victory for Labor, and CLP leader, Mr Giles,looks like he may not win his seat. There has been a huge amount of media attention on these things. A third remarkable event has hardly been mentioned. The battle for Nhulunbuy. In the face of a Territory-wide landslide shift to Labor, Nhulunbuy is doing something quite different. Labor have held the seat of Nhulunbuy since 1980. Lynne Walker was first elected in 2008 and is highly regarded by many. Her seat has been Labor for 36 years straight, and was regarded as very safe Labor, needing a 13.8% swing according to Antony Green and the ABC. The Tally Room said Labor should have no trouble retaining Nhulunbuy, which is their safest seat. Yet something has happened this election. Lynne Walker is in the fight of her life for the seat of Nhulunbuy. I would not be surprised if she were to lose. Yingiya Mark Guyula is standing as an independent with an emphasis on Treaty. ...
7 News - Giles still trails Labor in NT vote count - 29 August 2016
...Well-respected Labor Member for Nhulunbuy Lynne Walker is locked in a tight contest with Yolngu independent Yingiya Mark Guyula and may lose the seat she has held for eight years as he edges ahead by 35 votes, with just over half of votes counted....
ABC News - NT election: Deputy Labor leader's seat of Nhulunbuy in doubt to independent Yolngu candidate - 29 August 2016
...Yingiya nominated for the seat earlier this year with the backing of the Yolngu Nations Assembly (YNA), a group of Arnhem Land Aboriginal leaders. YNA has regional representatives from eight areas in Arnhem Land, and aims to uphold Madayin law, which they say is the traditional legal system of Yolngu people. "[I'm] campaigning on a treaty which is equal opportunities in self-management, self-determination — power for the people," he said to the ABC in March. "We have been disempowered by Stronger Futures. We have been disempowered by the Intervention. "The Aboriginal people … who've run in the seats of Labor or the CLP have failed simply because they've been under pressure, under a different system of law: the Westminster system of law."...
News.com - Giles still trails Labor in NT vote count - 29 August 2016
...Well-respected Labor Member for Nhulunbuy Lynne Walker is locked in a tight contest with Yolngu independent Yingiya Mark Guyula and may lose the seat she has held for eight years as he edges ahead by 35 votes, with just over half of votes counted. ...
The Conversation - Disunity is death? The demise of the CLP government in the Northern Territory - 29 August 2016
...The growth of Aboriginal assertion was evidenced by the large number of highly credible Aboriginal candidates. One Aboriginal independent in the seat of Nhulunbuy, Yingiya Mark Guyula, obtained 42 per cent of the primary vote and gave Labor deputy leader Lynne Walker a scare. Guyula is a senior figure in the Yolngu Nations Assembly, which is trying to establish treaty rights with the NT and federal governments. Expect more Aboriginal assertion. ...
The Guardian - Gunner's artillery: the new faces behind Labor's landslide in the Northern Territory - 29 August 2016
...Among the seats yet to be determined are Labor’s deputy chief minister, Lynne Walker – who could be the only Labor incumbent to lose after a strong result for the independent candidate and Yolngu man Yingiya Mark Guyula – and the ousted chief minister’s electorate of Braitling....
The Australian - NT election: Adam Giles faces exit as ex-chief returns - 29 August 2016
... Mr Gunner’s deputy, Lynne Walker, is fighting off a surprise challenge in Nhulunbuy from a relatively unknown independent Aboriginal candidate Yingiya Mark Guyula, who is bent on striking a treaty.... She is almost equal on primary votes with Mr Guyula, who is an independent candidate representing the Yolngu Nations Assembly, an organisation that was founded in 2011 to work towards an Arnhem Land treaty.....
YMG for Treaty update - The Day After - 28 August 2016
After a grueling week of contesting polls it is now the day after the NT Elections, and our target seat, Nhulunbuy, is too close to call. Labor is ahead with 1374 primary votes and Yingiya is close behind with 1292. It is hard to say we could have done better. Labor won the majority non-indigenous mining town of Nhulunbuy alone.
Meanwhile Yingiya won the vote in every Yolngu community,... The Yolngu community has unequivocally expressed their need for a treaty and a space of their own. ...
Antony Green's Election Blog - 28 August 2016
... Nhulunbuy: Labor Lynne Walker has polled 44.6% on first preferences to Independent Yingiya Mark Guyula 42.0%. The ABC website shows a speculative preference count. Votes yet to be counted are absent and early votes cast outside the electorate that will favour Walker. Walker is favoured to win but a better preference count is required to be certain. More updates on Monday, when the full scale of Labor's huge win will become apparent. It may bell be that more Independents are elected than official Country Liberal members.
The Australian - Northern Territory election: Labor and Michael Gunner win while Country Liberal Party and Adam Giles ousted after one term - 27 August 2016
...The only Labor seat in danger was that of deputy leader Lynne Walker, who looked at risk of an upset loss to independent outsider candidate Yingiya Mark Guyula standing on a Yolngu unity, Aboriginal rights ticket. ...
Dr Kevin Bonham - NT Election 2016: How Badly Will The CLP Be Beaten? - 27 August 2016
...There is yet another independent in the frame - Yingiya Mark Guyula in Nhulunbuy is giving Labor a close contest. There are no 2PP figures for this seat between the right two candidates. ...
BuzzFeedNews - “You Don’t Deserve Black Votes”: Aboriginal Independent Slams Major Parties In NT Election - “Keep your promises.” - 26 August 2016
Yingiya Guyula, Yolngu leader and independent candidate for the Northern Territory seat of Nhulunbuy, has slammed the Country Liberal Party (CLP) and the Labor party as “offering false hope” to Aboriginal people in remote areas, saying they “don’t deserve any black votes” after years of dysfunction. ...
ABC - Electorate: Nhulunbuy
Yingiya Mark Guyula, Independent
Guyula is a spokesperson for the Yolngu Nations Assembly. He contested Lingiari at the Federal election in July, polling 4.3% across the Territory and as much as 25% in some of the local remote polling booths. Has campaigned to go beyond a change to the constitution and instead to negotiate a treaty with Indigenous Australians.
2016 Territory Election - Northern Territory Electoral Commission - Results - Nhulunbuy
Jackson ANNI (Ind) 26
Charlie YUNUPINGU (CLP) 386
Lynne WALKER (ALP) 1374
Yingiya Mark GUYULA (Ind) 1292
5 of 5 voting centres entered. Updated: 27 Aug 2016 9:48 pm
No two candidate preferred count for Nhulunbuy.
SBS NITV - Meet the Indigenous candidates in the NT election - 23 August 2016 - ...Independents: Yingiya Mark Guyula
Yingiya Mark Guyula is a Yolngu elder running as an independent candidate in the seat of Nhulunbuy. He has been endorsed by the Yolngu Nations Assembly, and says he would govern according to Indigenous, not British Westminster, customs. He is an advocate of a Treaty...
National Indigenous Radio Service - NT Independent: People Are Tired Of Major Parties’ Lies - 17 August 2011
The Independent candidate for Nhulunbuy in East Arnhem Land says people in his region are sick and tired of being lied to by the major parties. Yingiya Mark Guyula’s campaign, which is in its last week before the Territory elections, is pushing for a treaty for Arnhem Land....
WGAR News - Treaty Now Yingiya Mark Guyula | Independent Candidate for Nhulunbuy | NT Legislative Elections 2016 - 16 August 2016
... Yingiya Mark Guyula Independent Candidate for Nhulunbuy - Donations
'Donations made by an individual in their personal capacity are tax deductible within Australia.'
9 News/7 News - NT parties 'turn their backs': candidate - 16 August 2016
The Yolngu people of Arnhem Land are sick of mainstream political parties that chase them for votes and then ignore their wishes, an independent candidate for the seat of Nhulunbuy says. Yingiya Mark Guyula is running against longtime Labor incumbent Lynne Walker at the August 27 election, and if he wins he wants to open a dialogue with the federal government about a treaty with Aboriginal people in Arnhem Land, he said. ...
Linksunten - Two Aboriginal men running for seats in the Northern Territory parliament (as Independents) - 16 August 2016
Two Aboriginal men will run as independents for election to the 25-member parliament of Australia’s Northern Territory, where about a third of the population of 228,000 are Aboriginal, the highest proportion nationwide. They are Yingiya Mark Guyula, campaigning mainly for treaties between (First Nations people) and the white invader society, and Jack Green Warngkurli, whose focus is pollution by miners and a new approach to youth justice issues in the Northern Territory, where teenage boys have been brutalised in prison. In 2012 for the first time Indigenous voters changed an Australian government, throwing out Labor and bringing in the conservative Country Liberal government of Chief Minister Adam Giles....
First Nations Telegraph - Independent Candidate for Nhulunbuy campaigns for Treaty Now - 16 August 2016
Yingiya Mark Guyula - Treaty Now! Yingiya Mark Guyula Independent Candidate for Nhulunbuy NT Legislative Elections 2016 - 16 August 2016
... In 2011 leaders in East Arnhem Land founded the Yolngu Nations Assembly to resource practical work toward a treaty for Arnhem Land.... Yolngu Nations Assembly continues to develop, but to progress our core issue of a treaty we think it necessary to have one of our own law people in a parliament of Australia. I have been selected for this job by the Assembly. ... The campaign for Nhulunbuy will now provide another opportunity for the electorate to pledge their support for treaty. If I win this seat, it will not only be a great victory for our Arnhem Land call for treaty, but a strong statement adding to the call for sovereign rights for Indigenous people across the continent. Treaty Now!
Crikey - MediaReach: 64-36 to Labor in Northern Territory - 1 August 2016
NT Electoral Commission - 2016 Territory Election
Nhulunbuy - List of candidates
Remote Voting locations
The Tally Room - Nhulunbuy – NT 2016 - History
The electorate of Nhulunbuy has existed since the first NT assembly election in 1974. Labor has held the seat since 1980. The CLP’s Milton Ballantyne held Nhulunbuy from 1974 to 1980, when he lost to Labor’s Dan Leo. Leo held Nhulunbuy until 1990, when he was ^ TOP