Why Statehood?

The Northern Territory is a unique place in Australia; its character comes from the land, the people and the lifestyle of Territorians. Because it is not yet a State, the people and the land in the Territory are subject to a different system of government to the vast majority of Australians.

Being “Territorian” is what makes us different, but in the administration of government we are not yet treated equally to other Australians. So long as the same rights and responsibilities are denied to Territorians, we will not be able to take our place in a fully democratic society.

Statehood for the Territory means we get to make decisions for ourselves without fear of them being changed. It means we get to express ourselves our way.