Delia Lawrie

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Delia Lawrie
Leader of the Opposition (Northern Territory)
Assumed office
29 August 2012
Deputy Gerry McCarthy
Preceded by Terry Mills
Member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
for Karama
Assumed office
18 August 2001
Preceded by Mick Palmer
Majority 6.4 points
Personal details
Born Delia Phoebe Lawrie
(1966-07-30) 30 July 1966 (age 48)
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Peter Hillier
Relations Dawn Lawrie (mother)
Children Three
Occupation Journalist

Delia Phoebe Lawrie (born 30 July 1966)[1] is an Australian politician. She is a Labor member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly, having held the seat of Karama since the 2001 election. She is the current Leader of the Opposition.

Born in the original Darwin Hospital, she attended Nightcliff Primary and Nightcliff High School. She then worked as a journalist and then as an industrial officer before entering Parliament. She served as Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice in the Henderson ministry under Chief Minister Paul Henderson. Following 25 August 2012 territory elections at which Labor was defeated, Henderson resigned as party leader and Lawrie was elected as his replacement.[2]

She is the daughter of former Northern Territory politician Dawn Lawrie.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Ex-NT chief minister takes backbench role". Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Karama, Northern Territory Votes 2012, ABC.
Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Mick Palmer
Member for Karama
Political offices
Preceded by
Terry Mills
Leader of the Opposition
Party political offices
Preceded by
Paul Henderson
Leader of the Australian Labor Party in the Northern Territory