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McCARTHY, MalarndirriBiography for McCARTHY, Malarndirri

Senator for (NT)

Australian Labor Party



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 1970, Katherine, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations 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