In Conversation | Marion Scrymgour MP :: 21 June 2023

Marion Scrymgour is the Labor Member for the Federal Electorate of Lingiari. It is the second biggest federal electorate in Australia – 1.3 million square kilometres (or five times the size of the United Kingdom).

With cultural links to the Tiwi Islands and Central Australia, Marion was raised in Darwin with her 11 siblings and extended family. 

Marion was a Member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly from 2001 to 2012 representing the electorate of Arafura. She was the first Indigenous woman to be elected to the Northern Territory Parliament. 

As the Deputy Chief Minister of the Northern Territory from 2007 until 2009, she was the highest-ranked indigenous woman in government in Australia’s history.

For much of her life, Marion has worked to improve the health and economic opportunities of Territorians. In recognition of her tireless work, she was awarded an honorary doctorate in Health Sciences from the University of Sydney in 2013. She knows first-hand how critical health services are across the Territory and that protecting Medicare is an issue that affects all Territorians.

Like her own parents, Marion has been a community champion for education. She is committed to developing local economies so that children who invest time in their education no longer have to leave their community or town for work.

Immediately prior to her election to the Federal Parliament, Marion was the CEO for the Northern Land Council.

Register now for this free event to hear more about Marion’s journey into politics, and why she wants to see more women’s voices enter public office at the local, state and federal level. 

Please Note: This online event will be held at 1pm AEST on the listed date.  

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Wednesday 21 June 2023, 1:00 – 1:50pm AEST


Event will be held on Zoom, connection details will be emailed.

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