Delia Lawrie

Delia Lawrie, Member for Karama

Member for Karama
Opposition Leader
Shadow Minister for Major Projects
Shadow Minister for Northern Australia Development
Shadow Minister for Central Australia

Delia Lawrie is the Leader of the Opposition in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly. She is the Labor Member for Karama and has held the seat since the 2001 election.

Born in the original Darwin Hospital, she attended Nightcliff Primary and Nightcliff High School. She has worked as a journalist, industrial officer and disability advocate before entering Parliament.

Ms Lawrie served as a Minister in the previous Labor Government since 2005 holding a host of portfolios including Family and Community Services, Sport, Planning and Lands, Transport and Infrastructure and Attorney General.

She served as Deputy Chief Minister and Treasurer from 2007 and also held the portfolios of Minister for Business & Training, Asian Relations & Trade and Defence Support.

Following the election in August 2012 at which Labor was defeated, former Chief Minister Paul Henderson resigned as party leader and Ms Lawrie was unanimously elected as Labor leader.

Ms Lawrie is a mother of three who is still actively involved in hockey and grounded in her community. She leads a strong and united Opposition: “We will be holding the CLP government to account for the many election promises that they made right across the Territory.”

Ms Lawrie is the daughter of former Northern Territory politician Dawn Lawrie.