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Jacinta Nampijinpa Price

Deputy-Mayor of Alice Springs

Jacinta Nampijinpa Price is a Warlpiri/Celtic woman from Alice Springs. She has worked as a Cross-Cultural Consultant for nearly 20 years to create understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia. She is deeply involved within her community as well as communities throughout the Northern Territory.  In 2015 she was elected to Alice Springs Town Council.

Jacinta and her mother, former NT Government Minister Bess Price, have for many years advocated against domestic violence and the need for positive cultural change. Throughout the platforms of television, visual art, music, women’s AFL and local government, Jacinta has worked with a number of initiatives to empower young Indigenous children, girls and women.


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Featured Publication

  • Worlds Apart: Remote Indigenous disadvantage in the context of wider Australia 25 January 2021 | PP34
    Remote and very remote Indigenous communities have become victims of a ‘wicked problem’. A combination of high impact factors that, when pooled together, are having devastating effects on communities. Education and employment rates in remote and very remote Indigenous communities…...
    Remote and very remote Indigenous communities have become victims of a ‘wicked problem’. A combination of high impact factors that, when pooled together, are having devastating effects on communities. Education and employment rates in remote and very remote Indigenous communities…
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Media & Commentary

  • Indigenous Australians and the prison of selective outrage 09 April 2021 | The Australian
    This year marks 30 years since the final report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, initiated on the premise that racism must have been playing a principal role in these deaths. No such finding was made and…
    This year marks 30 years since the final report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, initiated on the premise that racism must have been playing a principal role in these deaths. No such finding was made and…
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  • Loudest voices come from the cities, not the bush 05 February 2021 | The Australian
    Our political leaders don’t live in the bush, they live in cities. Heads of Aboriginal organisations don’t live in the bush, they live in cities. Policymakers don’t live in the bush, they live in cities. Those with the loudest voices…
    Our political leaders don’t live in the bush, they live in cities. Heads of Aboriginal organisations don’t live in the bush, they live in cities. Policymakers don’t live in the bush, they live in cities. Those with the loudest voices…
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  • Dire differences 29 January 2021 | IDEAS@THECENTRE
    There are dire circumstances facing Indigenous Australians living in regional and very remote Australia, setting them apart from the rest of the country. The Closing the Gap plan has done very little to address disadvantage for Indigenous Australians living in remote and very remote communities. In…
    There are dire circumstances facing Indigenous Australians living in regional and very remote Australia, setting them apart from the rest of the country. The Closing the Gap plan has done very little to address disadvantage for Indigenous Australians living in remote and very remote communities. In…
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  • Virtue signalling does nothing to make lives of Indigenous Australians safer 21 January 2021 | Daily Telegraph
    Right now the lives and wellbeing of all Australians depends on a unified nation, and Australia Day is more important than ever. In Abraham Lincoln’s words: “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” And with the threat of COVID —…
    Right now the lives and wellbeing of all Australians depends on a unified nation, and Australia Day is more important than ever. In Abraham Lincoln’s words: “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” And with the threat of COVID —…
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  • Evidence shows CDC works 06 November 2020 | Ideas@theCentre
    The Cashless Debit Card (CDC) has long faced opposition from those who claim that not allowing welfare to be spent as recipients choose denies them ‘financial freedom’ and imposes unnecessary restrictions. But this ‘financial freedom’ can fuel destructive lifestyles. And…
    The Cashless Debit Card (CDC) has long faced opposition from those who claim that not allowing welfare to be spent as recipients choose denies them ‘financial freedom’ and imposes unnecessary restrictions. But this ‘financial freedom’ can fuel destructive lifestyles. And…
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Publications

  • Changing the Narrative 01 June 2019
    Prospectus for the CIS Indigenous Research Program  Despite meaningful intentions by government and NGOs to close the gap, the billions of dollars spent have not achieved their goal. In order to begin to solve the issues faced by Australia’s most marginalised citizens, the narrative must change.  It must become a…...
    Prospectus for the CIS Indigenous Research Program  Despite meaningful intentions by government and NGOs to close the gap, the billions of dollars spent have not achieved their goal. In order to begin to solve the issues faced by Australia’s most marginalised citizens, the narrative must change.  It must become a…
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  • Ending the Violence in Indigenous Communities 05 December 2016 | OP152
    Urgent action is need to address the epidemic of violence in Indigenous communities. Aboriginal women are between 37 and 80 times more likely to experience family violence than non-Indigenous women. For too long, the voices of the victims of domestic violence have been oppressed and silenced. As part of its…...
    Urgent action is need to address the epidemic of violence in Indigenous communities. Aboriginal women are between 37 and 80 times more likely to experience family violence than non-Indigenous women. For too long, the voices of the victims of domestic violence have been oppressed and silenced. As part of its…
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  • Homeland Truths: The Unspoken Epidemic of Violence in Indigenous Communities 25 July 2016 | OP148
    Jacinta Nampijinpa Price’s speech is a powerful personal plea to stop the violence against women and children by men and in particular, indigenous males.  She talks about the need for positive cultural change and for Indigenous people to take back responsibility to resolve entrenched issues. Held annually to honour the…...
    Jacinta Nampijinpa Price’s speech is a powerful personal plea to stop the violence against women and children by men and in particular, indigenous males.  She talks about the need for positive cultural change and for Indigenous people to take back responsibility to resolve entrenched issues. Held annually to honour the…
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