The ’s has come under fire for giving a former politician who was abandoned by remote Aboriginal voters in 2016 a job as a top Indigenous affairs adviser to the Chief Minister.

lost the seat of Nhulunbuy on the north-east tip of Arnhem Land in the 2016 NT election when voters in the electorate’s remote Aboriginal communities dumped Labor and instead voted for Independent Yolngu candidate Yingiya Mark Guyula.

Ms Walker’s new taxpayer-funded position comes after she was moved from the first government job given to her upon the loss of her seat.

The ABC has learned that late last year, the unit’s staffers — which include another failed Labor candidate, Anthony Venes — were also quietly dispersed into other ministerial offices.

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