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Ken Vowles
MLA
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]

References[edit]

  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
2012–present
Incumbent

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49 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 ...
 
The Advertiser
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 21:45:23 -0700

Opposition Transport spokesman Ken Vowles said the report should have been made public before Mr Giles started announcing plans. “All evidence and every study points to one direction – more speed means more accidents. Territory Labor agrees with ...
 
ABC Online (blog)
Thu, 15 Dec 2011 21:26:13 -0800

Ken Vowles made his mark as a young player in the Australian Under 19s, going on to play in the UK and in Malaysia as well. He made a record for scoring the fastest century at the MCG (only to be eclipsed by none other than Viv Richards!), batted ...

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 ...

ABC Online

ABC Online
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:06:29 -0700

The Northern Territory Government has called on Opposition Leader Delia Lawrie to resign rather than face a month-long leadership tussle. The Labor caucus unanimously called for a leadership spill on Wednesday, and senior frontbencher Michael Gunner ...

ABC Online

ABC Online
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 02:33:45 -0700

... Labor to head to leadership spill, Gunner and Lawrie to announce intentions to contest later today · Delia Lawrie: NT Labor leader loses support of caucus; MLA Ken Vowles prepared to contest · Opposition Leader Delia Lawrie referred to Director of ...
 
NT News
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:12:35 -0700

said Labor opposition MP Ken Vowles. He accused the government of “screwing Aboriginal people over”. The crowd marched on Parliament and handed Mr Vowles signed copies of a letter destined for the government, raising concerns about the defunding of ...

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 ...
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