The Nationals WA have pre-selected their candidate for the Kimberley, adding to an ever-growing team of regional champions committed to greater regional representation in the WA Parliament in March 2021.
Bunuba-Kija woman Millie Hills, from Halls Creek in the east Kimberley, was endorsed by The Nationals WA State Council today.
She is the first Aboriginal woman to have been endorsed for the seat of Kimberley by the Party, bringing a wealth of experience from her professional and volunteer backgrounds.
Leader Mia Davies welcomed Mrs Hills to the team, saying she was pleased another strong woman had joined the Party’s team of candidates.
“I’m thrilled to have Millie aboard our team of candidates looking to bring about change and provide a fresh voice for the Kimberley and regional WA in State Parliament,” she said.
“Millie has strong community connections across the Kimberley and strong drive to improve the lives of everyone living and working in the region.”
Mrs Hills was born and lives in Halls Creek and has worked across the education, community services, local government and construction sectors.
Currently Chairperson of the Yuri Yungi Aboriginal Medical Service, an organisation she has been associated with since 1984, Mrs Hills has a keen interest in improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people.
Based in Halls Creek with her husband, three children and four grandchildren, Mrs Hills also serves on the executive of the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service and is a board member of the Halls Creek Aboriginal Corporation.
Mrs Hills is an outstanding candidate to represent such a vast electorate like the Kimberley from Broome to Kununurra and everywhere in between.
“I joined The Nationals WA because I like their regional-focused policies,” she said.
“My goal is to enter State Parliament and make sure the interests of the Kimberley are looked after by having a loud, proud voice.
“That includes advocating for education and training opportunities, pathways to employment, better grassroots healthcare, reducing alcohol-related harm and improving people’s diets so they can live healthier, longer lives.”