Opposition Leader Bill Shorten was in Katherine last night for a meet and greet with locals.
In front of about 60 guests at the Mimi Art Gallery, Mr Shorten gave a small speech.
“Katherine is as interesting to (the Labor Party) as any other town in Australia,” he said.
“I am hungry to see everyone in the Territory fulfill their potential,” he said.
This is Mr Shorten’s first visit to Katherine.
Mr Shorten’s main reason for visiting the Territory is for the 30th anniversary of Bob Hawke’s treaty statement at Barunga this weekend.
“I am here to listen and learn,” he said last night.
“It wasn’t a piece of poetry.
“(The treaty) is as relevant now as it was 30 years ago,” Mr shorten said.
Today, while still in town, Mr shorten will be visiting Katherine High School students.
And later this afternoon, he will attend the official opening of Federal Member for Lingiari - Warren Snowdon’s Katherine office.
Mr Shorten will be heading down to Barunga tomorrow for the popular festival’s huge array of Indigenous focused events.