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Encyclopedia > Country Liberal Party
Country Liberal Party
Leader Jodeen Carney
Founded 1974
Office 107 Woods Street
Darwin NT 0800
Political Ideology Liberal conservatism
Website Country Liberal Party

In Australian politics, the Country Liberal Party (CLP) is the Northern Territory equivalent to the Liberal and National parties. Image File history File links Country Liberal Party logo This work is copyrighted. ... Jodeen Terese Carney (born December 9, 1965) is an Australian politician. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... “Port Darwin” redirects here. ... Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Motto(s): none Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator Ted Egan Chief Minister Clare Martin (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $10,418 (8th)  - Product... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Motto(s): none Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator Ted Egan Chief Minister Clare Martin (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $10,418 (8th)  - Product... This article concerns the modern Australian political party. ... The National Party of Australia is an Australian political party. ...


The CLP's Federal representatives (currently, the party has one Senator, Nigel Scullion, and one MP, Dave Tollner) sit with the National and Liberal parties in the Australian Parliament as part of the Coalition. Australian Senate chamber Entrance to the Senate The Senate is the upper of the two houses of the Parliament of Australia. ... Nigel Gregory Scullion (Born 4 May 1956), Australian politician, has been a member of the Australian Senate for the Northern Territory since November 2001, representing the Country Liberal Party. ... Australian House of Representatives chamber Entrance to the House of Representatives The Australian House of Representatives is one of the two houses (chambers) of the Parliament of Australia. ... Dave Tollner David Tollner (born 31 January 1966), Australian politician, has been a Country Liberal Party member of the Australian House of Representatives since November 2001, representing the Division of Solomon, Northern Territory. ... Parliament House, Canberra The Parliament of Australia is a bicameral parliament consisting of the Queen of Australia, the House of Representatives (the lower house) and the Senate (the upper house or house of review). Section 1 of the Constitution of Australia provides that: The legislative power of the Commonwealth shall... The Coalition in Australian politics refers to the grouping of two political parties that has existed in the form of a coalition agreement since 1922, with only brief breaks (e. ...


Until the major change of 2001, the CLP was closely associated with Territorians of European descent, while the ALP was associated with those of Aboriginal descent. This affected the way these groups were treated at both a Territory and Federal government level.


Bold text==History== In 1966, the Country Party was well established in the territory, while the Liberal Party was small. In recognition of this, the local Liberals supported the Country candidate for the sole NT seat from 1969 to 1972. An alliance had formed, primarily against the conservatives' arch-rivals the Australian Labor Party (ALP). Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


After the 1974 federal election and subsequent Joint Sitting of parliament, legislation was passed which awarded self-government to the Northern Territory in the form of a unicameral Legislative Assembly, as well as members with full voting rights at a federal level. The local Country and Liberal Party members decided to form an independent "Country Liberal Party" (CLP) to field candidates for the Assembly. Federal elections were held in Australia on 18 May 1974. ... A joint sitting of the Australian parliament was convened in August 1974, comprising members of both the Senate and House of Representatives. ... Unicameralism is the practice of having only one legislative or parliamentary chamber. ... The Legislative Assembly is the only chamber of parliament in the Northern Territory in Australia. ...


In 1979, the CLP formally affiliated with both the Liberal Party and the then-National Country Party. These affiliations remain to this day, and relationships with both parties is close. However, the CLP has had no major opportunities to sway the actions of either. Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


At the 2001 NT election, the CLP lost control of the Territory government in a landslide loss, to the ALP. The loss marked a major turning point in Northern Territory politics, a result which was exacerbated when, at the 2005 NT election, the ALP won a second landslide victory, reducing the once-dominant are big fat lozers to a total of just four members in the Legislative Assembly. A general election was held in the Northern Territory, Australia, on August 18, 2001. ... A general election was held in the Northern Territory, Australia, on June 18, 2005. ...


External links

  • Country Liberal Party official site
  • Official history

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