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New Administrator of Northern Territory appointed

New Administrator of Northern Territory appointed

06 October 2011 SC123/2011

Regional Australia Minister Simon Crean today announced the Honourable Sally Gordon Thomas AM has been named as the 20th Administrator of the Northern Territory.

The Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce, appointed Ms Thomas following the Northern Territory's nomination of Ms Thomas for the position.

Mr Crean congratulated Ms Thomas on her appointment.

"Sally served as Judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory from 1992 through to 2009 and most recently as Chancellor at Charles Darwin University," Mr Crean said.

"Sally has a strong legal background and is a respected member of the Territory's legal fraternity. I congratulate Sally on her appointment."

Ms Thomas replaces outgoing Administrator Mr Tom Pauling, who has served in the role since 2007.

Mr Crean paid tribute to Mr Pauling's dedication to the role.

"I thank Mr Pauling for his hard work in the role. He has done a great job and made a valuable contribution to the Territory," Mr Crean said

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