State of the Territory

State of the Territory

Jun 18
CEDA is pleased to welcome the NT Chief Minister and other leaders from across business, government and academia to discuss the Northern Territory's economic and social development.


The Hon. Michael Gunner MLA, Chief Minister, Northern Territory
Kristina Clifton, Senior Economist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Ross Baynes, Director Property and Operations, Northern Territory Airports

Event overview

CEDA's State of the Territory will bring together key leaders to review, analyse, and discuss the climate in which business and industry will be operating across 2019.

Event presentations

The Hon. Michael Gunner MLA, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory MP3

Kristina Clifton, Commonwealth Bank of Australia PDF

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Michael Gunner MLA
Chief Minister, Northern Territory

Michael Gunner is the member for Fannie Bay and the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory. He is a fourth generation Territorian whose family have lived and worked there since the 1930’s. Michael was first elected to the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly in August 2008, following the retirement of former Chief Minister Clare Martin. His experience serving in Government from 2008 to 2012, as the Member for Fannie Bay, helped him develop a deep understanding of how Government works. As Chair of the Public Accounts Committee for four years, he also exposed the inner workings of Government to proper public scrutiny. He was elected Leader of the Northern Territory Branch of the Australian Labor Party on 23 April 2015. As Labor leader Michael’s key approach is to seek a rational balance to policy development. This approach is also based on applying broadly based principles of social equity.

Meet the panel

Kristina Clifton
Senior Economist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Kristina identifies economic trends and analyses interest rates and currency markets for Australia’s largest bank. She presents CBA’s economic views to the national media and spent 10 years at the Reserve Bank of Australia before her current role.

Ross Baynes
Director Property and Operations, Northern Territory Airports

In 2010, Ross joined Northern Territory Airports Pty Ltd, owner and operator of Darwin International Airport, Alice Springs Airport and Tennant Creek Airport. As Property Director, Ross oversees the property business across the three airports including master planning, implementing development strategies, property management and property investment for the organization.

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