Division of Northern Territory

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Northern Territory
Australian House of Representatives Division
Created1922
Abolished2001
NamesakeNorthern Territory

The Division of Northern Territory was an Australian Electoral Division in the Northern Territory from 1922 until 2001. During this time it was the only Division in the Territory.

The Division was set up in 1922, as a part of the Northern Territory Representation Act 1922. The Member for Northern Territory did not have full voting rights until 1968, and did not count for the purpose of forming government. Before 1936, the Member could speak in the House and take part in committee work, but could not vote. Between 1936 and 1959 the Member had limited voting on Territory laws. Between 1959 and 1968, the Member could only vote on laws that affected the Territory.

In December 2000, the Division was split into two new divisions, the Division of Solomon, which covered the area immediately around Darwin, and the Division of Lingiari, which covered the rest of the territory.

On 19 February 2003, the new Divisions were removed and a single Division was brought back. In 28 April 2004 the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Representation in the House of Representatives) Act 2004 had the effect of leaving the Northern Territory divided into two Divisions.[1]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  H. G. Nelson Labor 1922–1934
  Adair Blain Independent 1934–1949
  Jock Nelson Labor 1949–1966
  Sam Calder Country 1966–1974
  Country Liberal 1974–1980
  Grant Tambling Country Liberal 1980–1983
  John Reeves Labor 1983–1984
  Paul Everingham Country Liberal 1984–1987
  Warren Snowdon Labor 1987–1996
  Nick Dondas Country Liberal 1996–1998
  Warren Snowdon Labor 1998–2001


References[change | change source]

  • "Northern Territory Representation Act 1922". Documenting a Democracy. Archived from the original on 17 June 2005. Retrieved 1 July 2005.