Northern Territory Statehood
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Monday, 31 December 2007

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In 2007,  the Northern Territory Statehood Steering Committee released  a Community Discussion Paper, “Constitutional Paths to Statehood.”  The paper discusses the form and content of a future Northern Territory Constitution to be in place for an eventual grant of Statehood.

To read the submission by ACM on the paper, you may download the PDF by clicking here.

The submission makes the crucial point that , as with any other State, the Governor of the new state must be appointed by and owe loyalty to The Queen and therefore to all the people, and not, for example, to a political party.

 

To introduce republican issues  in the new state proposal will be ineffective and divisive.