As a long term Territorian, I’ll be doing everything I can to make sure the Territory becomes an equal player in our Federation.

Statehood is about equality – about having the same rights as every other Australian.

I believe the time is right for change – and I’ll be talking to as many Territorians as I can about statehood in the lead-up to the convention.

Take it from me, darlings – identity is everything, which is why I’ll be supporting statehood, and the Territory finally standing on its own two heels!

A modern society with a proud history like ours should be legally the same as any other State in Australia.

You can’t pretend to be something you’re not, which is why I’ll be supporting our push towards statehood.

Darwin is home to some of the most talented and creative young people in the country – which is why I support statehood and equality for us all.

I cannot think of one good reason why the Territory shouldn’t be an equal player and a state in its own right, just like all the other states in Australia.

The time is right to have a debate about statehood – and I think the Constitutional Convention is a great way of getting Territorians involved in the process.

We owe it to all those people who came to the Territory and built this place to fight for equality and statehood.

I really can’t think of one good reason why the Territory shouldn’t have the same rights as all the other states in this country.

I really want to help represent the people of Alice at the Constitutional Convention in Darwin next year and help create history.

I reckon statehood’s our destiny – and it’s going to be great to see so many young people involved in the process.

I’m a Territorian and I believe we should be making decisions about our own future and the future of our children and our grandchildren.

The big issue for me is equality for all Territorians. Do we really want our kids - and their kids - towing the Canberra line for the next century?

I’m so excited that 16 and 17 year-olds will be able to stand for election as delegates to the Constitutional Convention and have the right to vote.

I find it unbelievable that Territorians like me have fewer rights than other Australians, which is why I support our push towards statehood.

I think it’s encouraging that our first State Constitution will be written by Territorians at the people’s convention.

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Please Note - all dates are postponed until further notice.
The Legislative Assembly decided on Thursday 30 November to defer the holding of the election of candidates to the Constitutional Convention and the Convention itself until a date after the Northern Territory General Election which will take place on 25 August 2012.

Keep up to date with developments of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee (LCAC) so you are prepared when the NT Constitutional Convention is announced.

The LCAC has completed significant work in preparation for the convention. A draft program has been developed. It covers a number of themes that the committee considered important in the discussion and development of a constitution for the Northern Territory. The Committee has also drafted a Scheme of Debate for Each Theme and Draft Rules for the Constitutional Convention.

Drafting a constitution is a huge and time consuming task. To assist elected delegates the LCAC approached Anne Twomey, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Sydney to draft a Constitutional Framework document which elected delegates may or may not use to as a basis for their deliberations to draft a constitution for the Northern Territory.

LCAC decided to close the Office of Statehood on 8th February 2012 until the timing of the convention is announced after the Legislative Assembly election in August 2012. A Report on Statehood Program was tabled February 2012 by the LCAC detailing the planning for the NT Constitutional Convention.

 

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As a long term Territorian, I’ll be doing everything I can to make sure the Territory becomes an equal player in our Federation.

 

Statehood is about equality – about having the same rights as every other Australian.

 

I believe the time is right for change – and I’ll be talking to as many Territorians as I can about statehood in the lead-up to the convention.

 

Take it from me, darlings – identity is everything, which is why I’ll be supporting statehood, and the Territory finally standing on its own two heels!

 

A modern society with a proud history like ours should be legally the same as any other State in Australia.

 

You can’t pretend to be something you’re not, which is why I’ll be supporting our push towards statehood.

 

Darwin is home to some of the most talented and creative young people in the country – which is why I support statehood and equality for us all.

 

I cannot think of one good reason why the Territory shouldn’t be an equal player and a state in its own right, just like all the other states in Australia.

 

The time is right to have a debate about statehood – and I think the Constitutional Convention is a great way of getting Territorians involved in the process.

 

We owe it to all those people who came to the Territory and built this place to fight for equality and statehood.

 

I really can’t think of one good reason why the Territory shouldn’t have the same rights as all the other states in this country.

 

I really want to help represent the people of Alice at the Constitutional Convention in Darwin next year and help create history.

 

I reckon statehood’s our destiny – and it’s going to be great to see so many young people involved in the process.

 

I’m a Territorian and I believe we should be making decisions about our own future and the future of our children and our grandchildren.

 

The big issue for me is equality for all Territorians. Do we really want our kids - and their kids - towing the Canberra line for the next century?

 

I’m so excited that 16 and 17 year-olds will be able to stand for election as delegates to the Constitutional Convention and have the right to vote.

 

I find it unbelievable that Territorians like me have fewer rights than other Australians, which is why I support our push towards statehood.

 

I think it’s encouraging that our first State Constitution will be written by Territorians at the people’s convention.

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