Paul Henderson (Australian politician)


Paul Henderson (Australian politician)

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order = 8th
office = Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
term_start = 26 November 2007
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predecessor = Clare Martin
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constituency = Wanguri
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birth_date = Birth date and age|1962|8|15|df=y
birth_place = Croix-Chapeau, France
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party = Australian Labor Party
spouse = Stacey Henderson
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Paul Raymond Henderson (born 15 August 1962) [ [http://www.parliament.curriculum.edu.au/parl.php3?ID=447&list_params=parliament%3DSA&srch=elec Paul Henderson profile] , Northern Territory Legislative Assembly.] , Australian politician, is the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory.

Henderson was born in Croix-Chapeau, France, where his father was serving with the U.S. military. He was educated in the United Kingdom to A-Levels, and studied mechanical engineering through the City and Guilds of London Institute. He worked as an apprentice marine fitter in Southhampton before emigrating to Australia in 1982, where he worked as an underground fitter at the zinc mines in Rosebery, Tasmania. He moved to Darwin in the Northern Territory in 1983, working as a marine fitter. [ [http://www.nt.alp.org.au/people/nt/henderson_paul.php Paul Henderson - Member for Wanguri] , Australian Labor Party.] In 1985, he began working for the Northern Territory Government as a computer operator, was self-employed as a computer analyst in the UK from 1991 to 1992, and returned to work for the NT government in 1993.

Henderson was elected to the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly in an August 1999 by-election for the Australian Labor Party, representing the electorate of Wanguri when the previous member, John Bailey, resigned. [ [http://www.abc.net.au/elections/nt/2005/guide/wang.htm Election 2005 - Wanguri] , Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 28 June 2005.]

He held the following ministries: Minister for Employment, Education and Training; Minister for Tourism; Minister for Public Employment; and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, until he became Chief Minister of the Northern Territory after the sudden resignation of Clare Martin on 26 November 2007. [ [http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/11/26/2101345.htm Henderson confirmed as new NT Chief Minister] , Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 26 November 2007.]

The Henderson-led ALP retained government at the 2008 territory election, with 13 of 25 seats, a one-seat majority.

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