- Everingham Executive
The Everingham Executive was the fifth ministry to come from the
Northern Territory Legislative Assembly. It was also the last to have been officially referred to as an executive rather than a ministry, and the last to have the rather limited powers that came with holding office in the Northern Territorybefore the granting of full self-government in 1978.
It came into existence after the bizarre events of the 1977 election; while the
Country Liberal Partygovernment was easily re-elected, five of its seven executive members, including its leader, Dr Goff Letts, lost their seats. This required significant changes to their executive, including the election of Paul Everinghamas party leader, the promotion to higher-profile positions of the two other surviving members, Marshall Perronand Ian Tuxworth, and the promotion of two other members, Jim Robertsonand Roger Steeleto the executive. The executive then governed the Territory under new Majority Leader Everingham from September 1977until the granting of self-government in June 1978.
Paul Everingham, MLA: Majority Leader, Chief Secretary and Executive Member for Law
Marshall Perron, MLA: Deputy Majority Leader and Executive Member for Finance and Planning
Ian Tuxworth, MLA: Executive Member for Resources and Health
Jim Robertson, MLA: Manager of Government Business, Executive Member for Community and Social Development
Roger Steele, MLA: Executive Member for Transport and Industry
Northern Territory general election, 1977
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