Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

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Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
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Michael Gunner

since 31 August 2016
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerAdministrator of the Northern Territory
Term lengthAt the Administrator's pleasure

The Chief Minister of the Northern Territory is the head of government of the Northern Territory.

The Chief Minister is formally appointed by the Administrator, who will appoint the head of whichever party holds the majority of seats in the unicameral Legislative Assembly.

Since 31 August, following the 2016 election, the Chief Minister is Michael Gunner of the Labor Party. He is the first Chief Minister to have been born in the Northern Territory.[1]

List of Chief Ministers of the Northern Territory[change | change source]

From the foundation of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly in 1974 until the granting of self-government in 1978, the head of government was known as the Majority Leader:

Majority Leader Party Term start Term end Term in office Executive
Goff Letts   Country Liberal 19 October 1974 (1974-10-19) Template:Enddate 2 years, 297 days Letts Executive
Paul Everingham   Country Liberal 13 August 1977 (1977-08-13) Template:Enddate 321 days Everingham Executive

From 1978, the position was known as the Chief Minister:

Chief Minister Party Term start Term end Term in office Ministry
Paul Everingham   Country Liberal 1 July 1978 (1978-07-01) Template:Enddate 6 years, 106 days Everingham Ministry
Ian Tuxworth   Country Liberal 16 October 1984 (1984-10-16) Template:Enddate 1 year, 209 days Tuxworth Ministry
Stephen Hatton   Country Liberal 14 May 1986 (1986-05-14) Template:Enddate 2 years, 59 days Hatton Ministry
Marshall Perron   Country Liberal 13 July 1988 (1988-07-13) Template:Enddate 6 years, 315 days Perron Ministry
Shane Stone   Country Liberal 25 May 1995 (1995-05-25) Template:Enddate 3 years, 258 days Stone Ministry
Denis Burke   Country Liberal 8 February 1999 (1999-02-08) Template:Enddate 2 years, 190 days Burke Ministry
Clare Martin   Labor 27 August 2001 (2001-08-27) Template:Enddate 6 years, 100 days Martin Ministry
Paul Henderson   Labor 26 November 2007 (2007-11-26) Template:Enddate 4 years, 276 days Henderson Ministry
Terry Mills   Country Liberal 29 August 2012 (2012-08-29) Template:Enddate 196 days Mills Ministry
Adam Giles   Country Liberal 14 March 2013 (2013-03-14) Template:Enddate 3 years, 169 days Giles Ministry
Michael Gunner   Labor 31 August 2016 (2016-08-31) Incumbent 3 years, 42 days Gunner Ministry

References[change | change source]

  1. "Labor celebrates landslide win in NT election". The NT News. 28 August 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016.