The Country Liberal Party
The Country Liberal Party of the Northern Territory (CLP) is a political party founded in the Northern Territory by Northern Territorians and dedicated to the advancement of the Northern Territory.
We are led by Country Liberal Leader, Lia Finocchiaro MLA and Country Liberal Deputy Leader, Gerard Maley MLA.
The Party played a major role in the constitutional, economic and social development of the Northern Territory governing from the moment the Territory achieved self-governance in 1978 to 2001.
The Country Liberal Party was re-elected to Government in mid 2012, serving in this capacity until mid 2016.
When the CLP was formed in 1974 it retained its affiliation with the Country Party and in 1979, the Country Liberal Party formally associated with both the National Party of Australia and Liberal Party of Australia. These associations remain to this day.
A Declaration of Our Beliefs
The CLP is a Territory Party dedicated to the advancement of the Northern Territory. It represents Territorians who, while believing in putting the Territory first, recognise their wider responsibilities to Australians as a nation.
The CLP is a party founded in the Northern Territory by Northern Territorians and dedicated to the advancement of the Northern Territory.
The CLP is a progressive party committed to social, economic and political progress within a framework of traditional conservative values
The CLP is dedicated to the advancement of the liberal values of individualism and reward for effort and productivity combined with social justice and compassion.
The CLP endorses and promotes the rule of law and the rights of all persons to freedom, equality and protection under the rule of law.
The CLP recognizes the freedom, rights and responsibilities of the individual in an open society. It promotes a just, fair and secure society encouraging the innovative, protecting the disadvantaged and ensuring a harmonious multi-cultural society accepting diversity of race and lifestyle.
The CLP believes that the private enterprise system is the foundation for producing economic growth.
The CLP is committed to developing the Northern Territory for the social, economic and political benefit of all its citizens.
The CLP is dedicated to effective and efficient government.
The CLP is dedicated to the timely achievement of Statehood for the N.T.
The CLP supports the Federal system of government and the promotion of cordial relations with the Commonwealth and its constituent States.