NT Government criticised for giving top Aboriginal affairs job to former MLA


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

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

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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