Parliament of the Northern Territory

The Parliament of the Northern Territory is the unicameral legislature of the Northern Territory of Australia. It consists of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly and the Administrator of the Northern Territory, who represents the Governor-General. It is one of three unicameral parliaments in Australia, along with those of Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory. The Legislative Assembly replaced the previous Legislative Council in 1974. It sits in Parliament House, Darwin.

Parliament of the Northern Territory
14th Parliament
Type
Type
HousesLegislative Assembly
History
Founded1974; 47 years ago (1974)
Leadership
Vicki O'Halloran
since 31 October 2017
Ngaree Ah Kit, Labor
since 7 September 2020
Michael Gunner, Labor
since 31 August 2016
Lia Finocchiaro, Country Liberal
since 24 March 2020
Structure
Seats25
Political groups
Government
  •   Labor (14)

Opposition

Crossbench

Elections
Full preferential voting
First election
19 October 1974
Last election
22 August 2020
Next election
24 August 2024
Meeting place
Parliament House, Darwin,
Northern Territory, Australia
Website
www.parliament.nt.gov.au

The leader of the party with the most seats in the Legislative Assembly is invited by the Administrator to form the Government of the Northern Territory. The head of the government is the Chief Minister.