Eva Lawler is an Australian politician, presently serves as the 13th Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, assuming office on the 21st of December 2023. She has been a member of the Labor Party in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly since 2016, representing the electorate of Drysdale.
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Full name: Eva Dina Lawler
Born: 17 August
Birthplace: Darwin, Australia
Spouse: Tom Lawler
Profession: Teacher and Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
Party: Australian Labor Party
Office: Member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly since 2016
Born in Darwin, Lawler experienced evacuation with her family after Cyclone Tracy. While information about her parents is not available publicly, she has chosen to keep details about her personal life private.
Eva is married to Tom Lawler, and together they have two children named Kirby and Lindsay.
Lawler earned her Bachelor of Education at the former Darwin Community College. She began her teaching career at Berry Springs Primary School, Gray Primary School, and Humpty Doo Primary School. Progressing to roles such as assistant principal at Anula Primary School and Principal at Jingili Primary School, Eva demonstrated her commitment to education. She also contributed to promoting health and wellbeing in schools while working for the Department of Education.
Her academic achievements include a master’s degree in education, a master’s in international management, a diploma in project management, and an associate diploma in public service management.
Before entering the political arena, Lawler worked for the Department of Sport and Recreation.
Lawler faced challenging odds when nominated as the Labor candidate for Drysdale in the 2016 election. The seat, formerly held by the Country Liberal Party’s Lia Finocchiaro, had a substantial CLP majority even after redistribution. Despite the historical dominance of the CLP in Palmerston, the party’s support had dwindled significantly by the 2016 election, with one poll indicating only 37 percent support in the area.
On election night, the CLP experienced a dramatic primary vote decline of over 20 percent. In a notable swing, Lawler secured the seat with over a 16 percent swing. Following her victory, she was appointed as Minister for Education in the cabinet on 11 September 2016. Lawler’s success continued in 2020 when she was re-elected with a slight swing in her favor, making her the first Labor MP to win a second term in a Palmerston-based seat.
Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
On December 20, 2023, Lawler was unanimously elected to succeed Natasha Fyles, who resigned amid controversy surrounding undisclosed shares. Chansey Paech was concurrently elected as Deputy Chief Minister.
Eva Lawler’s Net Worth
As of now, Eva Lawler’s net worth is not publicly disclosed or known.