Northern Territory

Aug 28, 2017

Stability in the NT doesn’t mean Michael Gunner’s policy has to be boring

The old, foreboding curse "may you live in interesting times" doesn't apply to Michael Gunner's leadership. The real test of the NT government will be what forward-thinking policy they can implement during this period of stability.

Bob Gosford — Editor of The Northern Myth

Bob Gosford

Editor of The Northern Myth

Six months before the NT general election on August 2016, then-Labor opposition leader Michael Gunner told Mix 104.9’s Katie Woolf that his government would be “excitedly boring”.

Eighteen months later Gunner -- much to the relief of most Territorians -- has certainly led a boring government. Though more than a few pundits -- particularly those who were able to make such merry hell of the four years of chaos inflicted by the Country Liberal Party between 2012 and 2016 -- will be less than happy at the absolute lack of scandal that the first quarter of Gunner’s first four-year electoral term has delivered.

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