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.