Australia Day Council Northern Territory
NT Australian of the Year

Stuart McGrath an Aboriginal health practitioner who will become the first ever Yolngu registered nurse.

Stuart has overcome significant challenges to study nursing – including completing his first year of university remotely while working full-time and being a father to two young girls.

He helped produce the ‘Ask the Specialist’ podcast, with the Menzies School of Health Research, to improve communication between health professionals and patients.

Stuart is committed to closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and encouraging other First Nations young people to participate in the health workforce.

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