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Anderson, Alison

Born
Ikuntji (Haasts Bluff), Northern Teritory, Australia
Occupation
Artist and Parliamentarian
Alternative Names
  • Nampitjinpa, Alison Anderson (Aboriginal name)
Website
http://www.architecture.com.au/i-cms?page=9816

Summary

A member of the Australian Labor Party until 4 August 2009, Alison Anderson was elected as the representative for Macdonnell in the Northern Territory Assembly in 2005. She was re-elected in 2008, but resigned from the Party to sit as an Independent in the Assembly. She expressed dissatisfaction with the leadership of Paul Henderson and with the slow progress of the building program for indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. Before entering the Northern Territory Assembly, she was a member of the now abolished Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission. She is also well-known as a talented artist.

Rosemary Francis

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