The Hon Clare Martin MLA

The Hon Clare Martin MLA

Former journalist and politician

Clare was elected to the NT Legislative Assembly in 1995, becoming Opposition Leader in 1999 and, after a victory few pundits predicted, the Chief Minister in 2001. She was both the first female and first Labor Party candidate to win this office. Reforms during her term included repealing of controversial mandatory sentencing laws and introduction of freedom of information legislation.

Clare led her team to another election victory before resigning as Chief Minister in 2007. In 2010 she returned to the Northern Territory to become a Professorial Fellow in the Public and Social Policy Research Institute at Charles Darwin University.

Speeches:

Added 16 June 2009

The Hon Joan Kirner AC, The Hon Clare Martin MLA, Brett de Hoedt, Joan Hughes, Lesley Hall

The Great Debate: Income Tax Should be Increased to Assist with Australia's Economic Recovery

If the government gets more money who has more control? You, the community, or them, the government? Them, the government. Right?

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