Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Adam Giles new Chief Minister for the Northern Territory

The Country Liberals Party chairman has confirmed Adam Giles as the new Chief Minister for the Northern Territory, becoming the first Aboriginal state or territory leader in Australia.

The following background information on Adam Giles has been confirmed from a number of sources.

Key Points
·        First Aboriginal leader of a State or Territory in Australia
·        Elected to Parliament in 2008 as Member for Braitling
·        Lives in Alice Springs with wife and daughter
·        40 years old

Short Biography
(Source – Country Liberal Party website)
Adam was born in the Blue Mountains, NSW and began his working life in a bakery at the age of 12.

After high school he studied accounting and then real estate, working in property management before moving into public housing management for ATSIC.

He then moved to Canberra to work as a social and economic policy advisor for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. As a member of the NT’s Indigenous Economic Taskforce, Adam travelled and worked throughout the Territory before settling in Alice Springs.

It was after working for the Department of Employment and Workplace relations that Adam became frustrated with Labor’s welfare policy for Indigenous people and decided to run for the Federal seat of Lingiari for the CLP.

He lost but was elected to the Alice Springs seat of Braitling in 2008.

Adam believes in giving back to the community and is committed to securing a more prosperous Alice Springs.

He lives in Alice Springs with his wife, Tamara and has a daughter.

Social Media
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