While the fallout from the Northern Territory election will be analysed and mulled over by members of the CLP (not Adam Giles, though, he’s got his career to start), Ms Tips had a bit of a laugh at this typo on the ABC’s election website. Candidate for the 1 Territory Party Edward D Solo ran in the seat of Karama, where his short bio labels him and his family “refugees from the brutal civil war in Liberal”.
Solo and his family actually fled Liberia in 1999 and settled in Darwin in 2001. The 1 Territory Party was founded last year by Braedon Earley, a former president of the Country Liberal Party, and former CLP president Sue Fraser-Adams is also a member. So while some members of 1 Territory could be described as refugees from the Liberals, Solo’s status is quite different.