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  Parliament@Work - Northern Territory
Northern Territory Government Ministers are appointed by the Administrator on the advice of the Chief Minister.
Until the Northern Territory was granted self-government on 1 July 1978, it was run by the Commonwealth Government, and used the Commonwealth Coat of Arms.
The Wedge-tailed Eagle is the Official Bird Emblem of the Northern Territory.
www.parliament.curriculum.edu.au /nt.php3   (731 words)

 Northern Territory
Northern Territory, territory in northern Australia, bounded on the north by the Timor Sea, the Arafura Sea, and the Gulf of Carpentaria; on the east by Queensland; on the south by South Australia; and on the west by Western Australia.
The northern coast is a lowland area, the central section is a semiarid area merging into the Tanami Desert, and Mount Zeil (1510 m/4955 ft), in the Macdonnell Ranges in the south, is the highest peak.
The territorial government is headed by an administrator appointed by the central government of Australia and aided by a legislative assembly of 19 elected members.
www.ovayonda.net /lodging/state/au-no.html   (342 words)

 Northern Territory. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Australian aborigines represent nearly one fourth of the Northern Territory’s population and own the land of 15 reservations with a total area of 94,000 sq mi (243,460 sq km); the Arnhem Land preserve is the largest.
Northern Territory’s first settlement was established at Port Essington in 1824 in an attempt to forestall French colonization.
Northern Territory was part of New South Wales from 1825 to 1863 and of South Australia from 1863 to 1911.
www.bartleby.com /65/nr/NrthrnTer.html   (406 words)

 Northern Territory Legislative Assembly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Legislative Assembly is the unicameral parliament of the Northern Territory in Australia.
As with most Australian states and territories, legislation passed through the Assembly requires royal assent, which is granted by the Administrator of the Northern Territory.
From 1974 until 2001, the Assembly was controlled by the conservative Country Liberal Party, which is affiliated with the federal Liberal-National coalition.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Northern_Territory_Legislative_Assembly   (421 words)

 Floral Emblem of Northern Territory
The blazon of the armorial ensign [illust] assigned to the Northern Territory on 11 September 1978 and recorded in the College of Arms, London, states: 'Growing from a compartment comprising a grassy sandy mound Sturt's Desert Roses (Gossypium sturtianum)...
As the Northern Territory approached self-government, the appropriateness of a territorial flag was realised.
Stamps featuring Sturt's Desert Rose as the floral emblem of the Northern Territory were of three values, 2 cents [illust], 4 cents and 6 cents, issued on 1 October 1971, 27 April 1970 and 28 September 1970 respectively.
www.anbg.gov.au /emblems/nt.emblem.html   (973 words)

In all states and territories where FGM legislation existed, it was a crime either to perform FGM or to remove a child from the jurisdiction for the purpose of having FGM performed.
Education was compulsory, free, and universal in all states and territories for children between 6 and 15 years of age (and to 16 years of age in Tasmania).
The Government has enacted strict legislation aimed at restricting the trade in, and possession of, child pornography; it allows suspected pedophiles to be tried in the country regardless of where the crime was committed.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2002/18235.htm   (11156 words)

 Almost Impossible To Find A Functional Aboriginal Community Anywhere In The Northern Territory: Ah Kit [March 7, 2002]
In his speech to the Northern Territory Parliament, Ah Kit said: "I am talking of the dysfunction that is endemic through virtually all of our communities, both in towns and the bush.
This is an uncorrected proof of a speech given in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly by the Minister for Community Development, Mr.
The forum, a partnership between the Northern Territory, the Commonwealth, the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the Northern Territory and ATSIC, is a good example to the whole nation of a successful model of working together for a common cause.
www.australianpolitics.com /news/2002/03/02-03-07.shtml   (4731 words)

 Northern Territory Election 2005
The outcome of the 2005 Northern Territory (NT) Legislative Assembly election stunned even the incumbent NT Chief Minister and leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP).
ALP leader Clare Martin became the Chief Minister of the NT Legislative Assembly on 18 August 2001 leading her ALP government with 13 of the 25 Assembly seats.
Voters in Darwin’s northern suburb seats were unhappy at indigenous itinerants creating havoc in public, and both major parties attempted to appease these voters because they recognised these seats had held the key to the 2001 election.
www.aph.gov.au /library/pubs/RN/2005-06/06rn07.htm   (1565 words)

 Northern Territory legislative election, 2005 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Legislative elections were held in the Northern Territory of Australia on June 18, 2005.
The Northern Territory Greens ran an increased number of candidates, and managed to increase their vote through much of Darwin, but had very little effect on the outcome of the election.
While the Northern Territory Greens ran an increased number of candidates and increased their votes, none of their candidates, including leader Ilana Eldridge came close to winning a seat, and their preferences had comparatively little effect on the outcome of any seats, let alone the election.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Northern_Territory_legislative_election,_2005   (2128 words)

 Northern Territory - Bent Court finds in favour of Bent Parliament
Five people who invaded the Territory Parliament while it was sitting in Darwin a year ago were found guilty yesterday of disturbing the House of Assembly.
Magistrate Dick Wallace said the May 14, 2002 incident when the five entered the chamber was "the most serious disturbance of the Legislative Assembly in the history of the Territory".
The maximum sentence for disturbing the legislative assembly is three years in jail.
www.country-liberal-party.com /pages/parliamentary-invasion.htm   (874 words)

 Northern Territory Election 2001 (Research Note 3 2001-02)
The advantage of an established public profile is further increased by the Northern Territory being the only State or Territory where candidates are identified by photographs rather than by their party affiliation on ballot papers.
Although the ALP and the CLP both used this tactic in the 1977 Northern Territory election for the seat of Tiwi.
The Legislative Assembly was fully elected from 1974 and the Territory gained responsible government from 1978.
www.aph.gov.au /library/pubs/rn/2001-02/02rn03.htm   (1060 words)

 Protected Areas Programme -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At present, the legislation specifies that aquatic reserves may only be declared over Crown lands and that the regulations may prohibit or regulate the taking of fish and other marine fauna as specified in the Act.
Northern Territory The Conservation Commission Act 1980 established the Conservation Commission (CCNT) of the Northern Territory to promote the conservation and protection of the natural environment and establish and manage parks, reserves and sanctuaries and undertake other functions relating to soil and environmental conservation.
Northern Territory The Director of Conservation, a Deputy Director and staff are public servants employed for the purpose of carrying out the functions of the Commission.
www.unep-wcmc.org /protected_areas/data/countrysheets/aus.html   (8794 words)

 A Draft Constitution for the New State of the Northern Territory - [1998] AILR 29; (1998) 3 AILR 458
The Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (Cth) (Land Rights Act) is an example of a domestic law of the Northern Territory that has been enacted by the Commonwealth.
Since time immemorial the land we now call the Northern Territory of Australia (the Northern Territory) was occupied by various groups of Aboriginal people who lived and defined their relationships between each other, with the land and with their natural and spiritual environment under mutually recognised systems of governance and laws.
The Northern Territory Government had not published a response to the ALRC Report until, in 1993, it responded to a recommendation of the Royal Commission that called upon all Governments to respond to the ALRC Report, 1986, stating that the Northern Territory was "in the process of implementation" of the Royal
www.austlii.edu.au /au/journals/AILR/1998/29.html   (2942 words)

 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander - Electoral Timeline
Hyacinth Tungutalum (Country Liberal Party), from Bathurst Island was elected to the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly, representing the electorate of Arafura.
Following the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly election, Barbara McCarthy (Territory Labor) was elected to represent the electorate of Arnhem, and Alison Anderson (Territory Labor) was elected to represent the electorate of Macdonnell.
Legislation was enacted to dissolve the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and Regional Councils at the end of the 2005 financial year
www.aec.gov.au /_content/when/history/ab_time.htm   (1407 words)

 Physician-Assisted Suicide - Willamette University College of Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Hemlock Society of Florida contacted all 160 state legislators in an effort to push a law allowing physician-assisted suicide, with restrictions similar to those in Oregon's Death With Dignity Act.
Other legislative proposals may be taken up during 1997, including a bipartisan proposal to refer the issue of physician-assisted suicide to voters in 1998.
Legislation to repeal the Act was introduced in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly but was defeated on 8/21/96, by a vote of 14 to 11.
www.willamette.edu /wucl/pas/1997_reports/031997.htm   (4610 words)

 Intro-2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Northern Territory Legislative Assembly Parliamentary Record (Hansard) documents, for the most part, have been selected if the content was specifically about the railway.
Northern Territory Legislative Assembly Parliamentary Record (Hansard) documents, have been presented in the format they are held in.
The Northern Territory Legislative Assembly Parliamentary Record (Hansard) documents, 1980 to early 2001, are also keyword searchable.
www.ntlib.nt.gov.au /ntl/research/rail/Intro/Intro-2.htm   (229 words)

 Stateline Northern Territory
We've seen two lots of legislation struck down, dually and validly passed by the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly and undone at the Commonwealth level.
The Northern Territory is to become the seventh state of Australia
I don't think the Territory's old enough to make decisions, the quality of the politicians that we're getting through the Northern Territory is just lacking as far as Commonwealth Politicians are concerned.
www.abc.net.au /stateline/nt/content/2006/s1791608.htm   (710 words)

 NLC Overview : Northern Territory of Australia
The Northern Territory covers one-sixth of Australia, but is home to only 1% of Australia's population of about 19.5 million.
Nearly half of the Northern Territory is owned by Aboriginal people compared to the national figure of 14%.
A further important difference between the Northern Territory and the rest of Australia is that while the NT is self-governing it does not have the status of a State of the Australian federation.
www.nlc.org.au /html/over_nt.html   (274 words)

 Northern Territory — FactMonster.com
represent nearly one fourth of the Northern Territory's population and own the land of 15 reservations with a total area of 94,000 sq mi (243,460 sq km); the
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 Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The individual documents have been drawn from the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly Parliamentary Record (Hansard), Media releases from the Northern Territory Government and Opposition, newspaper and journal articles from various news publications.
Northern Territory Legislative Assembly Parliamentary Record (Hansard) documents from 1980 have been added from electronic files.
This index includes selected documents from the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly Parliamentary Record (Hansard) and covers the period 1980 - early 2001.
www.ntlib.nt.gov.au /ntl/research/rail/Intro/Intro-1.htm   (265 words)

Reference A. The Northern Territory Electoral Office has advised that a Northern Territory legislative general election will be held on Saturday 18 June 2005.
For all personnel who will be outside Northern Territory on polling day and are eligible to vote in this election, postal vote applications are obtainable from the Northern Territory Electoral Commission by telephoning 1800 019 159 or through the Commissions website at www.ntec.nt.gov.au.
For further information contact Wayne Harlock at the Northern Territory Electoral Commission on (08) 89993583 or Wayne.harlock (at) nt.gov.au.
www.navy.gov.au /npo/seachange/docs/nt_election.html   (257 words)

 SearchSystems.net - The Largest Northern Territory Public Records Directory
Description: Browse the Department of the Chief Minister's Current Northern Territory Legislation Database by legislation type, controlling, agency, parent act, historical legislation or Copyright Policy.
Description: Browse the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly by name, electoral division, party or committees to find contact information for members and ministry of the Northern Territory legislative body.
Description: Browse this database of missing persons in the Northern Territory of Australia to view information including name, photo, date/city missing from, age, physical description, circumstances and contact number.
www.searchsystems.net /list.php?nid=393   (401 words)

 Labor Government Elected In Northern Territory [August 22, 2001]
Counting in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly seat of Millner today has given victory to the ALP candidate, Matthew Bonson.
With about 70 postal votes still to be counted, Bonson has a lead of about the same number and is therefore unbeatable.
Chief Minister Denis Burke will see the Northern Territory Administrator (the territory equivalent of Governor) tomorrow at which time he is expected to surrender his commission.
www.australianpolitics.com /news/2001/01-08-22a.shtml   (112 words)

 Territory kids to run youth parliament this week. 04/07/2006. ABC News Online
Territory kids to run youth parliament this week.
More than 30 secondary school students are taking part in this year's youth parliament starting at the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly today.
Northern Territory Administrator Ted Egan is opening the annual event which runs for the next two days.
www.abc.net.au /news/newsitems/200607/s1678430.htm   (139 words)

 Parliament Invaders take it to the top : Melbourne Indymedia
On May 14, 2002, a group of people associated with the Darwin-based drug law-reform group, the Network Against Prohibition NT (NAPNT), invaded the chamber of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly whilst it was in session.
The action was a protest at the NT Governments’ ‘drug house’ legislation, legislation that allows police to signpost the homes of drug users with a 1.2 metre high fluorescent green sign.
After a 16-day hearing in the Darwin Magistrates court, a number of NAPNT members were given severe sentences, including terms of imprisonment.
melbourne.indymedia.org /news/2006/02/106980.php   (355 words)

 Northern Territory Legislative Assembly - Hansard and Legislation
This service is maintained by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory.
Complete Parliamentary record for the Tenth Assembly (29/06/05 - present)
© The Northern Territory of Australia and Disclaimer of Liability
www.nt.gov.au /lant/hansard/hansard.shtml   (88 words)

 O'Neil, Pamela Frances - Bright Sparcs Biographical entry
Pamela O'Neill worked for the Commonwealth Department of Health and the Australian Red Cross Transfusion Service prior to being elected to the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly.
She was the first Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Officer appointed after the legislation was passed in 1984.
Northern Territory representative on the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Committee on Information and Social Impact
www.asap.unimelb.edu.au /bsparcs/biogs/P004329b.htm   (183 words)

 Appeal 4 take their case to the Supreme Court
Northern Territory Legislative Assembly has ground to a halt.
by the NT Government, which was in the process of legislating the controversial,
Territory News, to having had sex with his girlfriend in the speaker's chair.
napnt.org /pages/laappeal.html   (1633 words)

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