1Territory president to contest Lingiari


p2327-Braedon-EarleyBy ERWIN CHLANDA
The flow of hundreds of millions of dollars out of the Territory because some businesses are not permitted to tender for Federal contracts has to stop.
So says Braedon Earley, president and co-founder of the 1Territory party, who is contesting Lingiari – all of the NT except Darwin – in the July 2 poll.
He says the $100,000 it costs to obtain Federal accreditation is out of reach for many small to medium size companies.
He estimates that as a result, 40% of the $1b expenditure under the Intervention went interstate – and continues too do so.
“The Federal procurement and expenditure accreditation process to win Federal tenders must be deregulated,” says Mr Earley.
“It doesn’t cost a million dollars to build a house in Papunya or Ngukurr. But that’s its cost when you pay 30% to 40% to interstate management companies.
“This is a man-made problem,” he says. “It’s made by the Federal governments, Labor as well as Coalition.”
He says a major impediment to tourism and economic growth are the restrictions on air traffic, a major shackle on tourism and Territory exports, says Mr Earley.
“Cabotage cannot be allowed to continue. There is no reason why international airlines cannot land in Darwin and Alice Springs and take on domestic passengers,” he says.
He suggests the fact that politicians have Platinum One passes to the Qantas lounges may have something to do with that.
Mr Earley also wants beef roads bitumised, criss-crossing the NT.
“The days when you need to reweld your cattle crates after a trip need to be over if we want to have our cattle industry prosper.”
In The Centre roads such as the Tanami, Plenty and Sandover highways need to be fully sealed.
He is pushing for mobile phone and data cover of the entire NT.
“I’m sure on the eastern seaboard all schools are connected to the NBN. Ours should be, too, including those kids on the Alice Springs School of the Air. All kids in remote areas need access to unlimited data. If elected I’ll take this as a mandate.”
Mr Earley is standing as an independent: 1Territory is a registered party in the NT but its Federal registration is still in progress.
He is teaming up with Mark Garner who is standing in Solomon, and who played a key role in lowering fuel prices in the Top End.


  1. Go hard, Braedon. Snowdon has run his race and has and has not made any tangible inroads for Territorians in that electorate for many, many years and he is well past his use by date.
    His days of having his snout in the trough are over.

  2. Snowdon may have had his snout in the trough as Colin Mellon has suggested but his Country Liberal opponent may then endeavour to get her snout in. With the water extraction licence deal for Tina McFarlane’s Stylo Station reeking of cronyism, this would not be surprising. Give it to ’em Braedon.

  3. Sounds as if there is lots to be done, Braedon, all the best and if we can help let us know.

  4. @ Braedon: You have a lot of work ahead of you. Sealing the roads for a few cattle trucks is not economical.
    I would like to know where you are going to get the money from. Once sealed who will maintain these roads?
    Kidman had no problems. The biggest problem in the Territory is that there are to many social security recipients and not enough tax payers.
    The other problem is, people in the Territory want everything for nothing.

  5. @ Fred: Thanks for your input. Roads that need maintenance include but are not limited to Buntine Hwy, Kalkaringi (Kalkaringi to the border needs bitumen), Cape Crawford to Barkley Homestead, VRD and Jasper Gorge. The following roads need bitumen Barkly Stock Route and Duncan Highway (others mentioned above).
    I have a plan to increase infrastructure and improve maintenance to the same, increase jobs, reduce alcohol related harm, increase international trade for NT produce, achieve mobile coverage 100% of the NT.
    Every child in the NT living remote should have access to unlimited data. That’s what I want to achieve for the NT within the first six months of being elected, not interested in keeping a treasure chest like the current muppets.
    I mean how disgusting of the Turnbull Government – vote for us and we will give you a PET Scanner in Darwin.
    You bastards should be hung, drawn and quartered. We will reward Territorians with the same priviliges as every one else in Australia – only if you vote for the Liberal Government. 243,000 Australians were forgotten in the last Federal budget of 2016 and the same Australians were forgotten under Labor. The problem with this is all these Australians live in the same place and fall under one title, Territorians.
    If I am elected to office, I truly believe it will be a hung Parliament. I will not stop kicking heads in Canberra until Territorians get what every one else in Australia is getting and the cost of living is reduced and Tourism and other industries are opened to the NT.

  6. Braedon, how about you let the voters know where your preferences are going to be directed and how 1Territory has been setup by the CLP to capture the disillusioned CLP Voters disenchanted by the current losers in government.
    This is a variation of a political party running an independent candidate against its own party candidate … an oldie but a goodie.
    Try selling used cars Braedon, you would probably do far better at that than trying to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes.

  7. @ truth before your eyes, there is an old saying “stupid people don’t know they are stupid, dead people don’t know they are dead and cowards know no name” so no name, I will let you know my preferences by the end of the week, at which time I will expect an apology from you.


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