Nick Dondas

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Nick Dondas

Member of the Australian Parliament
for Northern Territory
In office
2 March 1996 – 3 October 1998
Preceded byWarren Snowdon
Succeeded byWarren Snowdon
5th Speaker of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
In office
10 October 1989 – 26 June 1994
Preceded byRoger Vale
Succeeded byTerry McCarthy
Member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
for Casuarina
In office
19 October 1974 – 3 June 1994
Preceded byDivision created
Succeeded byPeter Adamson
Personal details
Nicholas Manuel Dondas

(1939-10-26) 26 October 1939 (age 80)
Perth, Western Australia
Political partyCountry Liberal Party
Spouse(s)Cheryl Jones

Nicholas Manuel Dondas AM (born 26 October 1939) is a former Country Liberal politician in the Northern Territory, Australia, representing the seat of Casuarina in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly from 1974 to 1994, and the Division of Northern Territory in the Australian House of Representatives from 1996 to 1998.

Dondas was born in Perth, and attended Christian Brothers College, Highgate, and Perth Boys High School. After moving to Darwin, he married Cheryl Jones on 26 August 1972, with whom he had one daughter. He was involved with the Northern Suburbs Community Development Association and the Darwin Regional Tourist Association before entering politics, and was also a keen rugby league player.

As a member of the Legislative Assembly, Dondas served as a minister from 1979 to 1987 under Paul Everingham, Ian Tuxworth and Stephen Hatton. He was deputy leader of the CLP, and hence Deputy Chief Minister, from 1983 to 1987 under Everingham and Tuxworth.

Dondas left the CLP to run unsuccessfully as an Independent for the electoral division of Port Darwin at the 2001 Northern Territory election.[1]


  1. ^ Green, A. (2005) "2005 Northern Territory Election, Casuarina Electorate Profile", Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Accessed 6 October 2008.
Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
Division created Member for Casuarina
Succeeded by
Peter Adamson
Preceded by
Roger Vale
Speaker of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
Succeeded by
Terry McCarthy
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Warren Snowdon
Member for Northern Territory
Succeeded by
Warren Snowdon