Donate to Malarndirri McCarthy for Senate (NT)
Malarndirri McCarthy is a Labor candidate for the Senate in the NT for the 2019 federal election. Malarndirri is a Yanyuwa woman from Borroloola in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Before announcing her candidacy for the Senate, Malarndirri was a senior presenter and journalist for NITV News and host of Week in Review. From 2005–2012, Malarndirri represented the people of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory Parliament. She was a Northern Territory Minister in 2008-2012 and held numerous portfolios including Children & Families, Indigenous & Regional Development, Women, Tourism and Local Government Malarndirri spent 16 years presenting and reporting for ABC News and Stateline in the Northern Territory, Sydney and Canberra. Malarndirri is passionate about seeing Indigenous young people stay at school through to Year 12, and on to tertiary study and work.
"Labor is about a fair go for all Australians. Equity is at the core of what we do, recognising that we don’t all start from the same point, that we need action to ensure all our voices are heard, that we all deserve a seat at the decision making table.”
"The financial empowerment of women is critical to moving out of entrenched poverty and violent relationships."