Charlie was one of over 250 Australians recognised in the Queens Birthday 2021 Honours List, receiving an AM (Member of the Order of Australia) for significant service to the Indigenous Community in the Northern Territory.
Charlie, a Gurindji man born in Alice Springs, has a long list of achievements. Host of ABC Radio’s Territory Grandstand, he has covered everything from AFL football matches to the Olympic Games in Beijing and London. He has won numerous national and local awards; Charlie was a recipient of an Order of Australia Medal in 2015, recognising his contribution to Aboriginal people through the media and for his work in family and domestic violence. In 2016 Charlie won a Northern Territory Human Rights Award and in 2019 he was Senior Territorian of the Year.
Charlie has been working in partnership with CatholicCare NT since 2006, developing strong men’s programs and as founder of the NO MORE violence prevention campaign which uses sport to engage men to look at solutions to family violence. Charlie is very dedicated, and through his work, continues to make a difference in communities throughout the NT.
On Friday 10 September 2021, the Investiture Ceremony was held at Government House in Darwin where Charlie was presented with his Order of Australia Member – Medal of Service by Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AO, Administrator of the Northern Territory.
Once again, congratulations Charlie on being recognised for this well-deserved and prestigious honour, the Order of Australia Member – Medal of Service.