The NT Independent is providing you with a light-hearted look at the candidates for the August 22 NT general election. We’re not looking at policy or platforms at this time, but rather at the person behind them.
Our Q&A should help you get to know the humans of NT politics.
Today’s profile is CLP candidate for Braitling, Joshua Burgoyne.
Josh is a born and bred Territorian who grew up in Alice Springs. He went to Braitling Primary School and completed his NTCE at St Philip’s College and feels very lucky to have grown up in a town that provided him so many opportunities.
Josh has lived and worked in the Territory all of his life, in many industries including mining, agriculture, and building. He is a qualified electrician and works for a small, family owned company in Alice Springs.
Josh and his wife built their first home in 2016 and cannot wait to raise a family in Alice Springs.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received and who did it come from?
“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice a gift”. Steve Prefontaine, a United States long distance runner and Olympian said it.
This was something that was told to me when I was a young athlete training to be a runner and it is something I live by whenever I go after a goal.
Tell us something interesting or quirky about yourself.
I’m an avid gardener and I love waking up early on a Sunday morning to listen to Macca All Over while attending to my avocado trees.
How would your best mate describe you in twenty words or less?
They would say that I’m loyal to a fault and stubborn as an ox.
If you were stranded on a desert island and could bring one movie, one album and one book, what would they be?
Movie: Crocodile Dundee (the box set – I’d throw out the third one and just watch one and two on repeat).
Album: Cream of Country albums.
Book: A how to survive on a desert island manual.
If you could have dinner with any person in history, who would it be and why?
Inagural president of the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association, Grant Heaslip. Since joining the Country Liberal Party I’ve heard about all the great things Grant achieved in his life. Having read about his achievements, I would have loved to have had the opportunity to hear his stories first hand and seek his advice.
Tea or coffee?
Folder or scruncher?
AFL or NRL?
AFL (C’arn the Blues!).
Wet season or dry season?
Wintertime in Central Australia.
Coles or Woollies? Woolies or my local IGA
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