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Des Rogers - ALP Candidate for Namatjira (NT)

Des Rogers - ALP Candidate for Namatjira (NT)



Des has worked in the public service and private enterprise, and has served on many boards and committees both nationally and in the Northern Territory. He has a lifetime understanding of remote Australia and particularly Central Australia. He has lived on an Aboriginal community and is a strong advocate for all people living and working in remote Australia.

He was the Indigenous Relations Manager for the catering company on the Alice to Darwin railway and achieved a 35% Indigenous employment level.

Over the years Des has been engaged by a variety of organizations to provide mentoring support to Aboriginal people and particularly young people.  

His commitment to the employment and training of Indigenous people delivered an outcome of around 250 Aboriginal people being placed in real work over 15 years in his private enterprise businesses.

Some of those enterprises were:

Indigenous Perspectives
Red Centre Produce
Pertame Supermarket
Red Centre Freight
pepperedBLACK® security


Des has been an active member of the community:

Chairperson:              
ATSIC Regional Council

Deputy Chairperson:   
Batchelor Institute Indigenous Tertiary Education

Alderman:       
Alice Springs Town Council

Deputy CEO:       
MacDonnell Shire Council    

Board Member:        
Desert Knowledge Australia.




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