I congratulate Professor Mick Dodson on his appointment as the NT’s first Treaty Commissioner.
He is a highly accomplished Territorian, born in Katherine in my electorate of Lingiari.
In his numerous roles, he has gathered a wealth of experience to bring to his new job.
I have known Mick for over 35 years. In that time, I have appreciated his contributions, energy and integrity.
Professor Dodson is also highly respected both nationally and internationally.
All this skill and background will allow our First Treat Commissioner to progress the historic and important task that the Territory’s Labor Government has entrusted to Mick.
I look forward to the interim report and public Discussion Paper that Professor Dodson will prepare on how to best move forward with a Treaty or Treaties in the NT.