Senator Malarndirri McCarthy

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Senator for Northern Territory

Positions
Chair of Select Committee on Stillbirth Research and Education
Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

38B Mitchell Street
Darwin, NT, 0800

Postal address

PO Box 1596
Darwin, NT, 0801

Telephone:
(08) 8941 0003
Fax:
(08) 8941 0071

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3094
Fax:
(02) 6277 5756

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Territory: Minister Assisting the Chief Minister on Multicultural Affairs from 18.8.2008 to 8.2.2009.
  • Federal: Elected to the Senate for the Northern Territory 2016.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Finance and Public Administration: References from 22.6.2016 to 14.12.2017 (Substitute member from 22.6.2016 to 14.12.2017); Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation from 1.9.2016; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References from 1.9.2016.
  • Senate Select: Stillbirth Research and Education from 28.3.2018 (Chair from 6.4.2018).
  • Joint Statutory: Law Enforcement from 15.9.2016 to 1.12.2016.
  • Joint Standing: National Disability Insurance Scheme from 12.9.2016 to 11.10.2016; National Capital and External Territories from 12.9.2016; Northern Australia from 12.9.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 20.3.2017 to 9.5.2017; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 20.3.2017 to 9.5.2017; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 14.8.2017.
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 26.3.2018.
Personal
  • Born 1.1.1970, Katherine, Australia.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Journalist, ABC News and Current Affairs, 1989-2005
  • Member, Legislative Assembly (NT) 2008-12
  • Presenter, SBS/NITV News, 2012-16
  • Freelance journalist, Malarndirri Media, 2016
Local government service
  • Minister for Children and Families from 18.8.2008 to 3.12.2009.
  • Minister for Child Protection from 18.8.2008 to 3.12.2009.
  • Minister for Statehood from 18.8.2008 to 28.8.2012.
  • Minister for Senior Territorians and Young Territorians from 18.8.2008 to 5.8.2009.
  • Minister for Women's Policy from 18.8.2008 to 28.8.2012.
  • Elected to the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly for Arnhem, 2008. Defeated at general elections 2012.
  • Minister Assisting the Chief Minister on Multicultural Affairs from 18.8.2008 to 8.2.2009.
  • Minister Assisting the Chief Minister on Education from 9.2.2009 to 5.8.2009.
  • Minister for Indigenous Policy from 6.8.2009 to 3.12.2009.
  • Minister for Local Government from 4.12.2009 to 28.8.2012.
  • Minister for Regional Development from 4.12.2009 to 28.8.2012.
  • Minister for Indigenous Development from 4.12.2009 to 28.8.2012.
  • Minister for Tourism from 4.12.2009 to 28.8.2012.
Honours
  • Inaugural Journalism Award, Deadly Awards, 2013
  • Walkleys nomination, 2013
  • Walkleys nomination, 2014
  • Journalist of the Year, Multicultural and Indigenous Media Awards (MIMA), 2014
  • Logies nomination, 2015