Women for Election was delighted to welcome Federal Member for Lingiari, Marion Scrymgour MP, as the guest for our June ‘In Conversation’ event. You can watch her full conversation with Women for Election CEO, Licia Heath, below.
Background on Marion Scrymgour MP:
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.
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