Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce has confirmed his continued support for incumbent senator for the Northern Territory Sam McMahon ahead of the Country Liberal Party preselections this weekend, saying the NT needs “robust people” to achieve outcomes. Key points: NT senator Sam McMahon has retained her party’s support ahead of this weekend’s preselection contest Barnaby Joyce says she has a long legacy of achieving results for the Territory He says his endorsement is not a “judgement” on competitor Jacinta Nampijinpa Price Speaking on ABC Radio Darwin on Friday morning, Mr Joyce said it would be “an immense statement of disloyalty” to back anyone but his current colleague. “I’ve been very open in my support of my colleague, a person I’ve worked with for a long period of time,” Mr Joyce said, highlighting that Senator McMahon was instrumental in the success of a bill ensuring the Territory held its two seats in the House of Representatives. On Saturday, Senator McMahon, a veterinarian from Katherine, will seek to again be preselected for the top spot on the Country Liberal Party’s Northern Territory Senate ticket. She will be running against Alice Springs Deputy Mayor Jacinta Nampijinpa Price and Northern Territory Opposition… Read full this story
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