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International Women’s Day celebrates achievements

NT Minister for Women’s Policy Bess Nungarrayi Price at the International Women’s Day event at CDU NT Minister for Women’s Policy Bess Nungarrayi Price at the International Women’s Day event at CDU

The vast contributions Northern Territory Indigenous women have made to research have been celebrated at an International Women’s Day event at Casuarina campus.

The opening address at the event, organised by the Northern Institute at Charles Darwin University, was presented by NT Minister for Women’s Policy Bess Nungarrayi Price.

Ms Price said the day provided an opportunity for Territorians to celebrate the achievements of all women, and particularly congratulated CDU Indigenous female researchers for their contributions to academia.

“The Indigenous researchers here today stand out in their fields and are contributing to a pool of knowledge that will make a difference in the lives of Territorians,” Minister Price told the gathering.

“These women are great role models.”

Ms Price said the NT provided world-class education and training facilities, which enabled all Territorians to participate in the region’s increasingly diverse economy.

Northern Institute Director, Professor Ruth Wallace introduced the speakers and CDU researchers Donna Robbins and Dr Linda Ford discussed their work in the field.

CDU Chancellor Her Honour the Honourable Sally Thomas AC also attended the event as one of its supporters since 2011.

Senior young female students from local schools including Kormilda College, Marrara Christian School and Darwin Senior School attended the public event.