Candidate for Kimberley
Millie is a proud Bunuba-Kija woman born and bred in Halls Creek where she still lives. Her mother was a Bunuba woman from the Fitzroy Valley and her father one of the Kija people from the Kimberley ranges.
She currently works in domestic services and has a long history working and volunteering in the Kimberley region. Millie has experience working in local government, construction, education, community services including helping families and children in crisis and has volunteered in the Aboriginal health and medical sector for decades.
A dedicated worker and problem solver, Millie is Chairperson of the Yuri Yungi Aboriginal Medical Services, an organisation she has been associated with since 1984. She also currently serves on the executive of the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service and is a board member of the Halls Creek Aboriginal Corporation.
One of 12 children (including seven brothers and four sisters who all still live in the Kimberley), Millie was encouraged towards politics by friends and family who saw she was a change maker.
Millie is keen to deliver greater training opportunities and employment pathways for people in the Kimberley, particularly Aboriginal people. She wants to improve remote health including better education about hygiene and access to healthcare, promoting responsible drinking and improving diet.
Millie, her husband of 36 years, three children and four grandchildren all live in Halls Creek.
Outside of work and family her passion is fishing for barramundi, camping out on country, enjoying the bush life while trying to catch “the elusive $1 million barra.”