2020 NT Candidates


Sheralee Taylor for Namatjira
Lynne Walker for Mulka
Dale Wakefield for Braitlingi

Sheralee Taylor for Namatjira

Sheralee Taylor “I am passionate about Central Australia and making sure people can be heard. I look forward to working with you to build a better Territory today and tomorrow”

Sheralee has the breadth of experience to provide a voice to both urban and bush constituents. Born and raised in Alice Springs, she is proud to raise her two daughters on Arrernte country.

Sheralee has worked in both the government and NGO sector in Alice Springs, mainly in the health sector. She also sits on the boards of Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (CAAC) and Centrecorp Foundation.

Sheralee has strong links with the Alice Springs community through her involvement in sports, including coaching and playing cricket, AFL, softball and netball. Sheralee is a strong advocate of women in sport and was proud to be the first female coach to win a CAWFL premiership in 2019. She also sits on the Women in Sport Advisory Committee to government.

The Central Australian community has given a lot to Sheralee and she hopes to give back to this great town and be the voice for Namatjira.

Sheralee is being mentored by Sharon Claydon, Member for Newcastle and ELA National Co-Convenor.

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Lynne Walker for Mulka

Lynne Walker“If it were not for some senior clan leaders asking me to run again and the support of so many women, I wouldn't be having another crack! I am very grateful for the support of EMILY's list!

Lynne came to Nhulunbuy 30 years ago as a school teacher, and then began working in community relations for the mining company. She was elected to represent Mulka in 2008 and served as the community representative for 8 years, including 18 months was deputy leader to Michael Gunner.

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Dale Wakefield for Braitling

Dale Wakefield“The people of Alice Springs are remarkable and they deserve a local member who is committed to the electorate over the long term.”

Dale lives in Braitling with her partner Gary and son Jimmy, and is committed to raising their son in Alice Springs. Ensuring her son grows up in a town that is thriving, fair and full of opportunities is one of the many reasons why Dale has chosen to run. 

Born in Melbourne, Dale’s parents Heather and John instilled a strong sense of the importance of family, community and social justice in her and her brother Matthew. She attended the local public schools and later went to Latrobe and Monash University to obtain a social work degree.
After working in road trauma rehabilitation for many years, Dale moved to Alice Springs in 2004 after accepting a job in the tri-state region of remote Central Australia.

Dale has over 25 years’ experience in the health, disability and domestic violence sectors. She has worked in the private and public sector with significant leadership experience. Since being in the NT, she has been a member of the Alice Springs Health Governing Council and was Chairwoman and Board member of Central Australian Women’s Legal Service. She has represented the NT on several national bodies.

Over the last 8 years, she has led the Alice Springs Women’s Shelter to become a nationally recognised and award winning service. These achievements were recognised in the 2015 Telstra Business Women Awards, with Dale being named an NT finalist.

Dale is proud to be representing NT Labor in the seat of Braitling.

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EMILY is an acronym which stands for Early Money Is Like Yeast – it makes the dough rise. Donating to progressive Labor women candidates early in their election campaigns provides them with the foundation on which to build their success. The Early Money Fund is distributed by National Committee to endorsed candidates.