IdA is thrilled to hear that our Patron,  Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AO has been reappointed as the Northern Territory Administrator by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC. Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories Nola Marino said Her Honour will continue in her role administering key statutory, civic and ceremonial responsibilities for the people of the Northern Territory. “The Australian Government looks forward to continuing a strong relationship with the Northern Territory Administrator, and I would like to congratulate her on her reappointment,” Ms Marino said.

“As demonstrated consistently in her term to date, Her Honour brings an outstanding commitment to and knowledge of the Northern Territory community. Her ongoing advocacy and passion for the people of the Northern Territory is clear, and I am delighted that she will continue to serve Territorians with such high distinction.”  “Her Honour’s tireless advocacy work in the family services and disability sector is known across the community, as is her reputation as an impressive and distinguished representative of the Northern Territory.”  “Her Honour has been supported in her role by her husband Craig, who serves as Patron of a number of community organisations, including of St John Ambulance (NT) and the Asthma Foundation Northern Territory”  “I’ve been particularly impressed with Her Honour’s approach to engaging with Territorians in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.”  “It’s been wonderful to see the innovative approaches the Administrator has used to continue to connect with Territorians through her digital engagement program.”

The Chief Minister of the Northern Territory Michael Gunner said he is pleased the NT will continue to benefit from Her Honour’s reappointment in the position.

“Her Honour is an energetic and committed advocate for the people of the Territory and during her time in office she has re-energized the role. It is a true testament to Her Honour‘s commitment and service to our Territory, that both the Administrator and her husband, Craig O’Halloran are held in the highest regard by Territorians. Government House continues to be brought to life through their  diverse and innovative community engagement program,” Mr Gunner said.  “I am pleased my nomination to extend the term of the Administrator for a further two years has been welcomed by the Australian Government. This will enable Her Honour to continue her positive work representing our community at the highest level .”  “As well as her work here at home, Her Honour has proven to be a worthy and distinguished advocate for the Northern Territory internationally, supporting our regions interests overseas, and supporting international engagements here in the Northern Territory.”  “Her Honour’s reappointment will begin from 31 October 2020 for a two-year term.”

Her Honour was invested as an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2019 for her distinguished service to the people of the Northern Territory and to the disability sector