Jacinta Price to be CLP’s top Senate candidate
Luke Grants speaks to Jacinta Price, Warlpiri woman & Alice Springs Deputy Mayor, who won the Country Liberal Party’s top-of-the-ticket senate nomination in the Northern Territory on Saturday.
Defeating the incumbent and new Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce’s favoured contender, sitting Senator Sam McMahon, Ms Price is currently the Alice Springs Deputy Mayor and daughter of former CLP minister Bess Price.
The decision by the CLP to opt for Ms Price comes after a week of controversy for Senator McMahon, who has been the centre of drinking allegations and claims of a toxic office environment.
Ms Price has declared she wanted to fight for all Northern Territorians and particularly marginalised Aboriginal women and children, although she faced resistance from within the Coalition to her bid to be elected to the Senate.
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