Olympic Gold Medallist and Former Federal Senator
Nova Peris OAM OLY MAICD was Australia's first Aboriginal woman elected to Federal Parliament and the first Aboriginal Australian and Northern Territorian to win an Olympic Gold Medal. She is one of a very few athletes who have represented their country in two different sports; hockey and athletics in separate Olympic Games. Peris is currently addressing the licensing issues surrounding the Aboriginal flag in a campaign called #freetheflag. She took the fight to Canberra with two other people and has successfully got a motion passed in the senate through Greens Senator Rachel Siewert calling on the government to do everything possible to free the flag. In 2018, Nova received the NT Award for Excellence in Women's Leadership from Women & Leadership Australia.
NOVA PERIS OAM
Thursday 3rd September, 2020