NORTHERN TERRITORY STATE WINNER
2015 Australian Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership.
In 2001 Clare Martin led the Labor Party to its first ever victory in the Northern Territory. Clare was Chief Minister for over six years, and during that time held a number of ministries including Treasury, Police, Asian Relations and Trade, Arts and Museums, Indigenous Policy and Tourism.
Following her thirteen years in politics, Clare was CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service, and then Professorial Fellow at the Northern Institute of the Charles Darwin University. During her years at CDU, Clare co-wrote, with Dr Mickey Dewar, ‘Speak for yourself’’ - reflections from eight Territory leaders on the challenges of being a chief minister of a Territory rather than a premier of a state.
Before entering politics, Clare was for seventeen years a broadcaster and journalist with the ABC in Sydney, Canberra and Darwin, hosting a number of radio talk shows and the
7.30 Report NT
Clare currently a freelance journalist; runs a communications and strategy business; and is chair and director of a number of Territory and national organisations and businesses.