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ReachTEL: 18% swing to Labor in Northern Territory

William BoweMar 3, 20158 Comments

A rare reading of the electoral temperature in the Northern Territory points to big trouble for the embattled Country Liberal Party government.

Casuarina by-election live

William BoweOct 18, 20148 Comments

The first of our two by-elections today is for the Northern Territory seat of Casuarina, which is being vacated by the retirement of Labor's Kon Vatskalis.

Matters Northern Territorian

William BoweApr 28, 20144 Comments

The Palmer United Party secures three new MPs, reports of troubling private polling for the Country Liberal Party government, and a big-but-not-big-enough swing to Labor in a by-election held a fortnight ago.

Blain by-election live

William BoweApr 12, 201416 Comments

Will the Northern Territory's Country Liberal government still have its majority by the end of the evening? Find out here.

Blain by-election: April 12

William BoweApr 8, 20146 Comments

The Northern Territory's Country Liberal government will fight to keep its parliamentary majority intact at Saturday's by-election to replace former party leader Terry Mills.

BludgerTrack: 54.7-45.3 to Coalition

William BoweMar 20, 20136394 Comments

The Poll Bludger's federal poll aggregate has recorded little change since the previous result a week ago. Also featured: preselection argybargy, changes to electoral legislation, a new Chief Minister for the Northern Territory, and a by-election result.

Wanguri by-election live

William BoweFeb 16, 201316 Comments

The by-election to fill former ALP Chief Minister Paul Henderson's northern Darwin seat in the Northern Territory parliament is a three-candidate, two-polling booth affair.

Newspoll: 55-45 to Coalition

William BoweSep 3, 20123182 Comments

James J reports Newspoll has the Coalition's two-party lead back up from 53-47 to 55-45, from primary votes of 33% for Labor (down two), 46% for the Coalition (up one), 8% for the Green


William BoweAug 26, 201247 Comments

Three weeks ago, I once again showed my inestimable worth by thumbing my nose at over-informed local opinion, which was mostly of the view that Paul Henderson's Labor government would a

Northern Territory election live

William BoweAug 25, 2012112 Comments

8.38pm. Clare Martin confident about Stuart, for some reason. They are currently a handful of votes ahead. 8.32pm. By my count, the CLP will have four Aboriginal members compared wit