The results are still coming in for the NT election held over the weekend with counting still going on to decide who forms Government, but one thing is for sure, and that is the ALP were delivered a thumping.
A massive swing, several points higher than ever their most pessimist observer were expecting, can surely be read as a sign of the times for ALP across the nation.
Just like in the VIC by-election, it appears local issues were put aside and national issues were the fore with the NT ALP getting smashed for the failing of their federal counterparts, ie: taking a booming economy and sending it bust in just six months.
Anyway, there must be smiles at the ACT Libs today as they hope the same voter sentiment will occur come October here.
Stanhope should see the writing on the wall and will be distancing himself from them as much as possible in the next several months. We might finally get him to stick up for us for once rather than copping it in the backside all the time.
[ED – Not so sure this is that significant, NT tories were coming off a very, very low base having lost Government at the previous election]