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Ken Vowles
Member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
for Johnston
Assumed office
25 August 2012
Preceded by Chris Burns
Personal details
Born Kenneth Edward Vowles
(1971-09-29) 29 September 1971 (age 43)
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Cricketer

Kenneth Edward "Ken" Vowles (born 29 September 1971) is an Australian politician and former cricketer from the Northern Territory.

Born in Darwin, Vowles attended the Australian Cricket Academy on a scholarship from 1989 to 1990, during which time he toured internationally with the Australian Under-19 team.[1] As an Under-19 player, Vowles held the record for the fastest century scored at the Melbourne Cricket Ground until the record was broken by Viv Richards.[2]

In 2008, Vowles contested the seat of Blain as an Australian Labor Party candidate at that year's Territory general election, although he was defeated by Terry Mills, then future Chief Minister. He nominated to contest the seat of Johnston in the 2012 election, although a controversy emerged when the Labor Party threatened the Northern Territory News with legal action to prevent the newspaper from publishing a story about Vowles' spent assault conviction from a fight in 1992 (Labor leader Paul Henderson had previously been critical of another candidate for not disclosing a manslaughter conviction).[3]

Vowles was elected as member for Johnston, although the Henderson government was defeated by the Country Liberal Party.[4]


  1. ^ Ken Vowles (Australia), Cricinfo.
  2. ^ Territory cricket identity Ken Vowles drops into The Guestroom, The Guestroom (105.7 ABC Darwin), 16 December 2011.
  3. ^ Arnost, Melanie: Labor candidate's assault conviction causes stir, ABC News, 14 August 2012.
  4. ^ Results: NT General Election, Northern Territory Electoral Commission, 25 August 2012.

External links[edit]

Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Chris Burns
Member for Johnston

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48 news items

ABC Online

ABC Online
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:17:23 -0700

Labor MLA Ken Vowles said he was prepared to challenge for the party's leadership. Ms Lawrie, on returning to Darwin from a trip to Groote Eylandt with other Labor MLAs, told reporters she "wasn't surprised" Mr Vowles put his hand up. She said Mr ...

ABC Online

ABC Online
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:36:43 -0700

Also on the shadow cabinet are Ken Vowles, Nicole Manison and Lauren Moss. Mr Gunner denied any deals were made with Ms Walker to secure her support in the leadership battle. "There were no deals made. Today caucus met and unanimously elected ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:50:39 -0700

A majority of his colleagues had asked him to stand for leadership, and Ken Vowles – whose announcement on Tuesday that he would potentially stand sparked the spill – had endorsed his candidacy, Gunner said. “I want to lead a Labor team that will ...

Yahoo7 News

Yahoo7 News
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:09:51 -0700

"Delia Lawrie is a lame duck leader now, waiting for the axe to fall, Michael Gunner's put his hand up, Ken Vowles, I believe also put his hand up. "The Opposition can't operate and function properly with all this disunity going on within their ranks ...

ABC Online

ABC Online
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 23:03:16 -0800

The Northern Territory Labor Opposition has continued its campaign against the sale of the Territory Insurance Office (TIO) with a small protest at Rapid Creek. Member for Johnston Ken Vowles opened his office in the Rapid Creek shopping complex while ...

ABC Online

ABC Online
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:26:51 -0800

After hours of debate late into the night, the Northern Territory Parliament has approved the sale of the Territory Insurance Office (TIO). "Honourable members, the ayes are 13, the nos are 11, it is found in favour of the ayes," Northern Territory ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:25:18 -0700

“What's become very clear is that Dave Tollner is the one-man wrecking ball of the CLP government,” said Ken Vowles, Labor's spokesman for government accountability. “[Chief minister] Adam Giles didn't have the numbers to keep his deputy chief minister ...


Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:11:15 -0700

“Would Senator Peris and Labor's Ken Vowles like us to compulsorily acquire the land? Perhaps they think there should be changes to the Aboriginal Land Right and Native Titles Acts to allow for the title to be stripped from the communities and/or land ...

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