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Swing against Labor in NT due to Labor’s Aboriginal policy and nuclear waste dump plans

Mr Hampton said…….There’s obviously the issues …..in terms of the nuclear waste dump as well, so they’re federal issues……

Intervention cost Labor votes: NT minister – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), By Eleni Roussos, 24 Aug 2010, The Minister for Central Australia, Karl Hampton, says the federal intervention contributed to a swing against Labor in the Northern Territory.

The Labor Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, retained the seat, which covers almost all of the Territory, but his vote in remote areas dropped by a third.

Mr Snowdon says Territory policies, like the creation of super shires, were partly to blame for the swing.

Mr Hampton blamed federal policies for the swing against Labor.

“I think it really does squarely point to the intervention,” Mr Hampton said…….There’s obviously the issues with CDEP and in terms of the nuclear waste dump as well, so they’re federal issues……

The Greens candidate for Lingiari, Alice Springs town camp resident Barb Shaw, says she feels the election result proves the electorate is ready for change.

The Greens increased their primary vote count in Lingiari by 5.8 percentage points to 12.6 per cent.

Ms Shaw says she will continue to work for the Greens and will be happy to run at the next election.

“The most I enjoyed is just getting out there and letting people know that we have another party in the Territory, not just Labor and Liberal,” she said.

“And just letting people know that Greens stand for something in Australia.”

Intervention cost Labor votes: NT minister – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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August 24, 2010 - Posted by | Northern Territory, politics, uranium | , , , , , , , , , , ,

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