Jacinta Nampijinpa Price

With an extensive background in public policy and advocacy, Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price has dedicated much of her working life to advocating for practical and common sense approaches to issues facing some of Australia’s most disadvantaged communities.

Throughout her career, Jacinta has consistently challenged conventional narratives, fearlessly addressing contentious topics such as the impact of cultural relativism on Indigenous rights and the need for honest conversations around remote community dysfunction. She is a vocal advocate for education and economic empowerment and has been at the forefront of the fight against domestic and family violence, particularly in Indigenous communities.

Her unwavering commitment to addressing critical issues has sparked national debate, policy discussions and initiatives aimed at fostering safer and healthier environments for all Australians.

A former Deputy Mayor of Alice Springs Town Council, where she was born and raised, and a former Director of Indigenous Research at the Centre for Independent Studies, Jacinta was elected to represent the Northern Territory in the Senate following the 2022 Federal Election.

On 18 April 2023 she was appointed to Shadow Cabinet as the Coalition’s Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians. Senator Nampijinpa Price is determined to drive real and positive change as a prominent, locally elected, voice in the Australian parliament.

Director and Founder of the Centre for Independent Studies

Professor of Public Policy and Director, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University


Sociologist, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney.
Author of The New Authoritarianism

Director, Free Market Foundation, (Hungary)

Health Director, Health and BioSecurity, CSIRO

Director and Founder, Academy of Ideas, London, (UK)

Founder and CEO, Cognoscenti Group

Executive Director, The New Zealand Initiative (NZ)

Australian writer and columnist for the News Limited Press

Research Director, CIS

Programme Co-ordinator of the Masters of Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Western Australia

Chinese Canadian human rights advocate

Senior Research Fellow, Culture, Prosperity & Civil Society Program, CIS

CEO and Founding Director, China Matters

Former Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives and Cabinet Minister

Pro Vice-Chancellor Arts and Academic Culture, and Professor of History, Australian Catholic University

Cancer researcher and clinical oncologist, with Genesis Care Newcastle

Founder and President, Middle East Forum, publisher Middle East Quarterly Journal, (US)

Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne

Senior Research Fellow and Director, Culture, Prosperity & Civil Society Program, CIS

Internationally acclaimed novelist and journalist, (US)

Head of Economic Research, Reserve Bank of Australia

Executive Director, CIS

Professor of Economics at Stanford University; Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and Chair of the Working Group on Economic Policy, (US)

UQ-CSIRO Chair in Personalised Nanodiagnostics, Professorial Research Fellow, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland

Diplomat, American Board of Pathology

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure

Liberal Party Member for Berowra

Australia’s Ambassador to China from 2007 to 2011, Chairman & CEO of Geoff Raby and Associates Ltd based in Beijing

Director of China and Free Societies program, CIS

Senior Research Scholar, Marron Institute of Urban Management, New York University, (US)