Syd Stirling

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The Honourable
Syd Stirling
Member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
for Nhulunbuy
In office
27 October 1990 – 8 August 2008
Preceded by Dan Leo
Succeeded by Lynne Walker
Personal details
Born (1951-12-16) 16 December 1951 (age 65)
Kyneton, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Teacher

Sydney James "Syd" Stirling (born 16 December 1951) is a former Australian politician. He was the Labor member for Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly from 1990 to 2008.

Stirling was born in Kyneton, Victoria, and worked as a teacher before his election to parliament. He challenged for the Labor leadership twice, but was easily defeated. In 1999 he was elected Deputy Leader to Clare Martin, and served as Deputy Chief Minister following the ALP's election win in 2001. He resigned along with Martin in November 2007, and retired at the 2008 election.[1] He is currently the president of the Northern Territory division of the Labor Party.


  1. ^ Green, Antony (2008). "Retiring MPs". 2008 Northern Territory Election. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Dan Leo
Member for Nhulunbuy
Succeeded by
Lynne Walker