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A monument commemorates 20 years of self government in the Northern Territory.
Self-government was conferred on the Northern Territory on 1 July 1978 by the Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978 of the Commonwealth. This Act is effectively the Northern Territory's "constitution". As an Act of the Commonwealth Parliament it is entrenched and subject to amendment or repeal by the Commonwealth.
The Northern Territory Parliament became responsible for most state-type functions during the second half of 1979 with the power to legislate for state-type functions except:
matters relating to Aboriginal land;
the mining of uranium;
national parks; and
most matters of industrial relations
For inter-governmental financial purposes the Northern Territory has been regarded by the Commonwealth as a State since 1 July 1988.
|Address:||41 Peko Road, Barkly Shire Council, Tennant Creek, 0860|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -19.646567|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1978|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1998|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 15th September, 1998|
TENNANT CREEK TOWN COUNCIL
20 Years Celebration Of Self Government
Unveiled By His Excellency
Sir William Deane AC KBE
Governor General Of
The Commonwealth Australia
On 15 September 1998