Is Adam Giles making a bid for top land council job?


p2428 NTRC Adam Giles 1By ERWIN CHLANDA
Immediate past Chief Minister Adam Giles (pictured) is applying for the position of Central Land Council (CLC) chief executive officer, according to well placed sources speaking on condition of not being named.
The Alice Springs News Online left a phone message for Mr Giles at 9.10am today, but he hasn’t called back as yet.
Mr Giles led the Country Liberal Party to a crushing defeat two years ago, leaving it with only two seats in the Legislative Assembly.
He is known to be close to CLP Senator for the NT and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion who has at least partial responsibility for the CLC, a statutory body of the Federal Government.
However, it is believed that the selection for the position will be made by a small panel inside the CLC.
Mr Giles is Aboriginal but not from Central Australia.


  1. What happened to David Ross? Or is his a different title?
    Anyway, if Adam Giles ends up on the board of CLC, this would probably give him some access to Centrecorp. So I have a question: Does Centrecorp pay rates to the Alice Springs Town Council?
    Just asking.

  2. Hal, David Ross started working at CLC in 1979.
    He has been Director/CEO for 20 years.
    I am not sure of his exact age, but it would seem that he is due for retirement.
    Giles’ leadership and management abilities are on record for all to see with his brilliant success as Chief Minister of the NT.

  3. After earning the title Worst Ever Chief Minister in a mere three years, one wonders what Mr Giles could do to the CLC in a similar time period.

  4. OMG. Another mess for him to make. He is good at that, and why not the land council? Another job where he can do as he pleases until he gets caught.


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