Chris Burns (politician)

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Christopher Bruce "Chris" Burns (born 12 August 1949)[1] is a former Australian politician. He was an Labor member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly. He had held his seat of Johnston since its creation at the 2001 election on 18 August 2001.[2] He became a Minister in November 2002 and held a number of portfolios. From September 2010, he was Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Public and Affordable Housing, and Minister for Public Employment.[3] Burns was also Leader of Government Business in the Legislative Assembly.

Burns retired at the 2012 NT general election on 25 August 2012.

He is married with three children.[4]


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-07.  Ministries and Office Holders
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  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 March 2011. Retrieved 2010-09-07.  Australian Labor Party Northern Territory Branch
Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
Division created Member for Johnston
Succeeded by
Ken Vowles