1994 Northern Territory general election

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1994 Northern Territory general election

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All 25 seats of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
  First party Second party
Leader Marshall Perron Brian Ede
Party Country Liberal Labor
Leader since 14 July 1988 2 November 1990
Leader's seat Fannie Bay Stuart
Last election 14 seats 9 seats
Seats won 17 seats 7 seats
Seat change Increase3 Decrease2
Percentage 51.9% 41.4%
Swing Increase3.1 Increase4.8

Chief Minister before election

Marshall Perron
Country Liberal

Elected Chief Minister

Marshall Perron
Country Liberal

A general election was held in the Northern Territory on Saturday 4 June 1994, and was won by the incumbent Country Liberal Party (CLP). Marshall Perron continued as Chief Minister.

Independent Noel Padgham-Purich retained her seat of Nelson while Independent Denis Collins lost his seat of Greatorex to the CLP.

Retiring MPs[edit]

Country Liberal[edit]


Northern Territory general election, 4 June 1994[1]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19901997 >>

Enrolled voters 95,007
Votes cast 76,638 Turnout 80.7%
Informal votes 2,917 Informal 3.8%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
  Country Liberal 38,266 51.9% +3.1% 17 +3
  Labor 30,507 41.4% +4.7% 7 –2
  Independent 4,338 5.9% –0.8% 1 –1
  Greens 552 0.8% –2.2% 0 ± 0
  Democrats 58 0.1% +0.1% 0 ± 0
Total 73,721     25  
  Country Liberal 41,485 56.3% –0.7
  Labor 32,236 43.7% +0.7
Popular vote
Country Liberal
Two-party-preferred vote
Country Liberal
Country Liberal



Sitting members are in bold. Successful candidates are highlighted in the relevant colour.

Electorate Held by Labor candidate CLP candidate Other candidates
Arafura Labor Maurice Rioli Lothar Siebert Colin Newton (Ind)
Araluen CLP Mescal Yates Eric Poole
Arnhem Labor Wes Lanhupuy Veronica Januschka
Barkly Labor Maggie Hickey Paul Ruger Geoffrey Freeman (Ind)
Braitling CLP Charles Carter Loraine Braham
Brennan CLP Geoffrey Carter Denis Burke Max Ortmann (Ind)
Casuarina CLP Clare Martin Peter Adamson
Fannie Bay CLP Sue Bradley Marshall Perron
Goyder CLP Jamie Johnson Terry McCarthy Gerry Wood (Ind)
Greatorex Independent Kerrie Nelson Richard Lim Denis Collins (Ind)
Jingili CLP Ted Warren Rick Setter
Karama CLP John Tobin Mick Palmer Christopher Inskip (Ind)
Goncalo Pinto (Dem)
Katherine CLP Gabriela Maynard Mike Reed
Leanyer CLP Cossimo Russo Fred Finch
MacDonnell Labor Neil Bell Pamela Waudby
Millner Labor Ken Parish Phil Mitchell Ilana Eldridge (Grn)
Nelson Independent Wayne Connop Chris Lugg Noel Padgham-Purich (Ind)
Nhulunbuy Labor Syd Stirling Michael O'Shea
Nightcliff CLP Paul Henderson Stephen Hatton Robert Adams (Dem)
Palmerston CLP Kevin Diflo Barry Coulter David Elliott (Ind)
Port Darwin CLP Rodney Haritos Shane Stone Andrea Jones (Grn)
Sanderson CLP Denise Horvath Daryl Manzie
Stuart Labor Brian Ede John Bohning
Victoria River Labor Gary Cartwright Tim Baldwin John Noble (Ind)
Wanguri Labor John Bailey Steve Balch


  1. ^ Wade-Marshall, Dean Jaensch, Deborah (1994). The 1994 elections in the Northern Territory : a statistical analysis. Darwin: North Australia Research Unit. ISBN 0949094137.