- Stephen Hatton
Stephen Paul Hatton (b.
28 January, 1948) is an Australian politician, who was Chief Minister of the Northern Territory of Australiafrom 1986 to 1988. From 1983 until his retirement in 2001, he was MLA for the seat of Nightcliff.
Stephen was the first politician in the
Northern Territoryto have a university degree.Fact|date=January 2008
He played an important role in the
referendumfor statehood for the Northern Territoryin 1998. He had served for many years on a bipartisan committee of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly, which had recommended a constitution and an elected Constitutional Assembly to give it further consideration. The then Chief Minister, Shane Stoneput forward a different constitution to a non-elected Constitutional Assembly. Steve Hatton was prominent in opposing this kind of statehood. The referendum failed, and he was reported as saying "One of the campaign slogans at the time was: 'we want statehood, not Stonehood'".
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