Territory Stories

The remonstrance

Details:

Title

The remonstrance

Creator

Northern Territory. Parliament. Legislative Council

Collection

Historical Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

1962

Description

Presentation of grievances on behalf of the people of the Northern Territory to the Commonwealth of Australia stating that the political rights of the citizens of the Northern Territory are inferior to those of the rest of the nation. This document was created in late 1962.

Language

English

Subject

Northern Territory -- Politics and government -- 1945-1965; Petition, Right Of -- Northern Territory

Publisher name

Legislative Council for the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Darwin

Format

[11] pages ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/213543

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/715058

Page content

- 9 6. By failing to stim~late a higher rate of population increase in the Territory the Commonwealth Government has exposed the Australian nation to tEe criticism of failing to justify its occupahcy of the land. As witness~ This Territory of over half a million square miles is inhabited by only 45 9 000 people 9 whilst lands to the north are populated to saturation point . The present rate of increase will take many hundreds of years to populat e the Territory to a degree sufficient to justify its retention as part of the Australian Commonwealth9 to the exclusion of the land-hungry nations to the immediate north. The Commonwealth Government has furnished no stimulus by way of taxation or other economic concessions to increase the population either directly or indirectly by the attraction of industry or investment.


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