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Michael Gunner

Australian politician

Michael Patrick Francis Gunner (born 6 January 1976) is an Australian politician. He is the 11th and current Chief Minister of the Northern Territory since 31 August 2016. He is a Labor member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly since 2008.


Michael Gunner

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11th Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
Elections: 2016
Assumed office
31 August 2016
MonarchElizabeth II
DeputyNicole Manison
AdministratorJohn Hardy
Vicki O'Halloran
Preceded byAdam Giles
Leader of the Opposition (Northern Territory)
In office
20 April 2015 – 31 August 2016
DeputyLynne Walker
Preceded byDelia Lawrie
Succeeded byGary Higgins
Member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
for Fannie Bay
Assumed office
9 August 2008
Preceded byClare Martin
Personal details
Born
Michael Patrick Francis Gunner

(1976-01-06) 6 January 1976 (age 43)
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Political partyLabor Party
Spouse(s)Kristy O'Brien
Alma materCharles Darwin University
OccupationPolitical advisor
CabinetGunner Ministry

Gunner was elected leader of Labor in the Northern Territory and Leader of the Opposition, in April 2015.[1] He led Labor to a landslide victory in the 2016 Northern Territory election. He was sworn in on 31 August, becoming the first Chief Minister to have been born in the Northern Territory.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hope, Zac (23 May 2016). "Opposition Leader Michael Gunner opens up ahead of this year's NT election". NT News. Retrieved 27 August 2016.