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: elected to the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly for Arnhem on 18.8.2008. Defeated 24.8.12.
  • Federal: elected to the Senate for the Northern Territory, 2016 (Territory Senators serve for the same term as the House of Representatives).
Ministerial appointments
  • State: Minister Assisting the Chief Minister on Multicultural Affairs (NT) from 18.8.08 to 8.2.09; and Education from 9.2.09 to 5.8.09.
  • Minister for Children and Families; and Child Protection (NT) from 18.8.08 to 3.12.09.
  • Minister for Statehood (NT) from 18.8.08 to 28.8.12.
  • Minister for Senior Territorians; and Young Territorians (NT) from 18.8.08 to 5.8.09.
  • Minister for Women's Policy (NT) from 18.8.08 to 28.8.12.
  • Minister for Indigenous Policy (NT) from 6.8.09 to 3.12.09.
  • Minister for Local Government; Regional Development; Indigenous Development; and Tourism (NT) from 4.12.09 to 28.8.12.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation and References from 1.9.16; Substitute member Finance and Public Administration References from 22.6.16 to 14.12.17.
  • Joint Standing: National Disability Insurance Scheme from 12.9.16 to 11.10.16; National Capital and External Territories from 12.9.16; Northern Australia from 12.9.16; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 20.3.17 to 9.5.17 and from 14.8.17.
  • Joint Statutory: Law Enforcement from 15.9.16 to 1.12.16.
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 26.3.18.
  • Senate Select: Stillbirth Research and Education from 28.3.18 (Chair from 6.4.18).
Personal
  • Born 1970, Katherine, NT.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Journalist, ABC News and Current Affairs, 1989-2005.
  • Member, Legislative Assembly (NT) 2008-12 (see Parliamentary service above).
  • Presenter, SBS/NITV News, 2012-16.
  • Freelance journalist, Malarndirri Media, 2016.
Honours
  • Inaugural Journalism Award, Deadly Awards, 2013.
  • Walkleys nomination, 2013, 2014.
  • Journalist of the Year, Multicultural and Indigenous Media Awards (MIMA), 2014.
  • Logies nomination, 2015.