With Labor set to return to office, possibly even with a majority, the Gunner government will have to confront the problem of a ballooning deficit exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
The chief minister has described the BRI as a 'win-win' for Australia and China. But in the lead-up to this weekend's election, the major parties have been cautious about how they talk about China.
One year after the Royal Commission into Northern Territory child detention recommended big changes, little of substance has been done to tackle the problem by the NT Labor government.
Implementing the Don Dale royal commission's recommendations will test the capacity to redress the 'systemic and shocking failures' it identified.
The Country Liberal Party really was the victim of the times in its landslide loss in Saturday's Northern Territory election.