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Lingiari

Electorate of Lingiari

The electorate of Lingiari is named in honour of Vincent Lingiari OAM 1908–88, who was a member of the Gurindji people from the Victoria River District.

Lingiari covers an area of approximately 1 352 371 sq km of the Northern Territory including Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Lingiari is the third largest electorate in the world and the second largest in Australia behind Western Australia's electorate of Durack.

At the time of the 2016 Federal election, there were 63,131 people enrolled to vote. 42.7% of enrolled voters are Indigenous.

The main industries throughout the vast electorate are cattle, tourism, horticulture, fishing, light industry in Alice Springs, bauxite, copper, gold and uranium mining.

 

Lingiari boundaries - 2017