Natasha Griggs

Member for Solomon (NT)

CLP, 2010–2016

Natasha Griggs was elected to the House of Representatives as the Country Liberal Party representative for the electorate of Solomon in 2010. She was the first female member to hold a Northern Territory seat in the House of Representatives.

After spending her early life in Alice Springs, Griggs graduated from the Northern Territory University with a Bachelor of Business degree before starting work with the Northern Territory Government. Her experience in information technology led her to a career in the private sector before she gained a position as an Alderman with the Palmerston City Council, rising to the position of Deputy Mayor in 2009.

Throughout her parliamentary career Griggs highlighted the contributions people in her electorate made to their local community. She strove to ensure that her electorate received necessary infrastructure, housing, health and community services. Her contributions in the chamber and her committee work reflected her advocacy for the Northern Territory and for Defence Force members based in northern Australia. With a belief in giving a 'hand up, not a handout' she was committed to assisting those with disabilities and, in both her personal and parliamentary life, actively supported numerous community and not-for-profit organisations.

Griggs was defeated at the 2016 federal election.

Natasha Griggs.

Image courtesy of Miranda Harris.