Just in case you might believe this tosh the NT will NOT be getting Statehood by 2018 or anytime soon after.
Gosford has previously noted:
As [Nicolas] Rothwell notes, the tax-payers of the Australian south-east fork out around $4 billion a year to keep the NT running. Divide that number by the 220,000 people in the NT—-about the population of your local shire council but without the productivity and contribution to GDP—-and the figure is around $18,000 per head.
At least they will have a catchy vehicle number plate slogan all ready to go.