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NT Election - how do the parties & candidates stack up?

Over the past seven weeks, our First Nations Justice team has travelled over 20,000 kms between remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. From Ngukurr to Borroloola, we've listened to people talk about the issues that matter the most in the lead up to the Territory election.

In every community and every conversation, we've heard the same issues raised. People want a ban on fracking, investment in housing for all Aboriginal families, money for roads and infrastructure and an end to over-policing in favour of community solutions that actually work.

For years these communities have been vocal about these issues and the impacts to their communities. Yet 16,000 Aboriginal people are not enrolled to vote in the NT election in part because of an automatic update to the electoral roll that purged people off this list due to inaccuracies around names and addresses.
But here's the good news. Because of the work we've been doing, the NT Electoral Commission will allow people from remote communities to enrol on election day.

That's why over the next two weeks we'll travel another 20,000 kms to make sure every community and every person knows that they can register to vote on election day. And we'll show them how.

Policy Areas

GetUp surveyed and researched candidates and parties to find out where they stand on 29 progressive policy areas, including housing, fracking, climate and health.

This voting guide recommends the candidates and parties with stronger progressive policies, who also have shown community support. Candidates who have a history of making discriminatory statements, or supporting them, have been ranked lower.

The main policy areas we focused on are:

  • Don't frack the NT
    Ban fracking, implement all safety regulations and no public money spent on fracking.
  • End the housing crisis in remote communities
    Build more homes and stop homelessness within 10 years.
  • Protect Country
    Safe water act, more Indigenous rangers, community solar and climate action.
  • Better healthcare for all families anywhere
    Stop travelling too far for hospital, mental health services in communities and work with community leadership in a health crisis.
  • Real jobs for our community
    End the shameful CDP and invest in real jobs for community.
  • Affordable food and essentials in communities
    Stop shops making food too expensive, keep the shelves full and support community owned stores.
  • Reduce the harm of incarceration
    No kids in prisons, fund community solutions, take the guns off police on community patrol.

  • Larissa Baldwin consulting communities
    First Nations Justice Director Larissa Baldwin consulting communities

    How to vote

    We've analysed all the parties on their responses to the above policies – here's how we've ranked them by electorate:
arnhem voting
barkly voting
braitling voting
katherine voting
mulka voting
namatjira voting
arafua voting
araluen voting
blain voting
brennan voting
casuarina voting
daly voting
No recommendations.
fannie bay voting
fong lim voting
goyder voting
gwoja voting
johnston voting
karama voting
nelson voting
nightcliff voting
port darwin voting
sanderson voting
splillett voting
wanguri voting