House debates

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Statements by Members

Solomon Electorate: Community Events, Johnston By-Election

1:36 pm

Photo of Luke GoslingLuke Gosling (Solomon, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Kia ora! The Anzac spirit is alive and well in the Far North, with Kiwi Territorians fundraising for those affected by the devastating bushfires. We had a fundraiser at Tracy Village last Saturday night. I want to say a big 'well done' to the Ngati Darwin Waitangi Group and the Darwin Casuarina Lions Club, who organised a fantastic Waitangi fundraising hangi to raise funds for the Lions Foundation's National Bushfire Appeal. The food and entertainment were fantastic. Well done to everyone involved.

I also want to speak about the fact that, on Saturday 29 February, Territorians living in the Darwin suburbs of Moil, Millner and Jingili, and some parts of Alawa, will be heading to the ballot box in the Johnston by-election. Early voting starts from this Monday. You can go to Rapid Creek, Casuarina Square or the NT Electoral Commission office in the city. I know one of the candidates extremely well. Territory Labor has preselected an outstanding candidate in former Richmond AFL champion, superstar player and community leader Joel Bowden. Joel is a proud Territorian, having grown up in Alice Springs and now living in Darwin with his family. He'll be a great local representative. Make sure you have your vote.