NT HAS A VERY BALANCED LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
The constant talk about the need for gender balance in parliament gets to the point of being constant, ion terms of day after day after day.
It gets to be repetitious and boring. Is there no other issue?!
Consider the NT Assembly.
There are 25 seats in the NT Assembly.
12 seats are held by women.
13 seats are held by men.
2 of the seats are held by Indigenous women.
3 seats are held by Indigenous men.
The ALP is the majority party holding 18 seats.
The CLP, the official opposition, hold two seats.
There are five independent members of our Assembly.
Within the ALP Government Cabinet:
6 cabinet ministers are women, one of whole is the Deputy Chief Minister.
3 cabinet ministers are men, one of whom is the Chief Minister.
1 cabinet member is an Indigenous woman.
1 cabinet member is an Indigenous man.
The speaker is a woman, who is an independent.
NOW WHERE WOULD YOU GET A PARLIAMENT WITH A BETTER BALANCE?