Nick Dondas

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The Honourable
Nick Dondas
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Northern Territory
In office
2 March 1996 – 3 October 1998
Preceded by Warren Snowdon
Succeeded by Warren Snowdon
Personal details
Born (1939-10-26) 26 October 1939 (age 78)
Perth, Western Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Country 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.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Warren Snowdon
Member for Northern Territory
Succeeded by
Warren Snowdon