Honourable Clare Martin

Portrait shot of Clare Martin

Clare Martin was the first Labor Chief Minister of the Northern Territory (NT) and its first female Chief Minister.

Clare led the Labor Party to victory in the NT in 2001 and then a second time in 2005.

Clare was Chief Minister for more than six years, from 2001 to 2007 and during that time held a number of ministerial portfolios, including Treasury, Major Projects, Tourism, Police, Arts and Indigenous Policy.

Clare was the member for Fannie Bay in the NT Parliament from 1995 to 2008.

Before politics, Clare spent almost two decades as an ABC journalist and broadcaster, working in radio and TV in Sydney, Canberra and Darwin.

Following politics, Clare was the chief executive of the Australian Council of Social Service, and then a Professorial Fellow at Charles Darwin University, where she co-authored a book about Territory politics called Speak for Yourself.

Clare is currently the chair of Territory Natural Resource Management, chair of the Defence Reserves Support Council Northern Territory / Kimberley, vice chair of Northern Territory Cricket and a director of Browns Mart Arts.

Clare first came to Darwin in 1983. Her partner David Alderman is a barrister and she has two wonderful children, Jake and Chloe.

Last updated: 06 June 2019

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