Senator Malarndirri McCarthy to give day two opening address

Malarndirri McCarthy has been a Senator for the Northern Territory since 2016. She is a Yanyuwa woman from Borroloola in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Before announcing her candidacy for the Senate, Malarndirri was a senior presenter and journalist for NITV News and host of Week in Review.

From 2005–2012, Malarndirri represented the people of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory Parliament. She was a Northern Territory Minister from 2008-2012 and held numerous portfolios including Children & Families, Indigenous & Regional Development, Women, Tourism and Local Government.

Malarndirri will give the opening keynote address on day two of the NHC program. This perspective on the political and social landscape for Indigenous Australians will give a local context to our first International keynote speaker, Margaret Pfoh, who will deliver an international keynote on Aboriginal, Indigenous and First Nations housing perspectives from Canada.


This session is proudly sponsored by Programmed.

View the full program here.