Dianne Stokes

Candidate for Barkly Regional Council, Patta Ward

Ya, arni ngini Nampin Dianne Stokes. I’m a Warumungu and Warlmanpa woman who has lived and worked in the Barkly my entire life.


Locals will remember I helped to lead a decade-long successful community campaign to stop Federal Government plans to impose a nuclear waste dump at Muckaty near Tennant Creek.

If elected, I am committed to helping local families stay connected through well-resourced Family Centres that can support parents, carers and young people to stay together and out of the welfare and criminal justice system. I will advocate for better services for homelands residents so they can stay on Country with opportunities for work, healthcare and education instead of being being forced to move to town, putting pressure on housing and other services in Tennant Creek.

I will fight to protect Country from damaging activities like gas fracking and to ensure safe drinking water for all communities.

I live in Karlumpurlpa and am standing to represent residents of Patta Ward in the Barkly Regional Council, which includes Tennant Creek and surrounding Northern and Western communities.

How & where to vote for Dianne

Early voting is open. You can vote for Dianne at Tennant Creek Council Chambers, 8am-4.15pm, Monday 23 - Friday 27 August.

Community voting will happen at these times:

  • Mungkarta, 8.30am-9.30am, Thursday 26 August
  • Mungalawurru, 11.30am-12pm, Thursday 26 August

On Election Day 28 August, you can vote at Tennant Creek Council Chambers, 8am-6pm.

To vote for Dianne, vote [1] Dianne Stokes then fill in the rest of the ballot in the order of your choice. You must number every box for your vote to count. We recommend filling out your ballot like this:

Dianne Stokes how to vote