Australia Day Council Northern Territory
2022 Northern Territory Australian of the Year Leanne Liddle

Leanne Liddel

Arrernte woman Leanne Liddle has travelled thousands of kilometres to listen to Aboriginal Territorians to ensure they have a voice in the justice system. As South Australia’s first Aboriginal policewoman, Leanne experienced racist abuse. After leaving the force, she continued fighting for justice. She completed a law degree with honours, eventually becoming the Director of the Aboriginal Justice Unit. Leanne is the driving force behind the Northern Territory’s first Aboriginal Justice Agreement (AJA), which aims to reduce reoffending and imprisonment rates, engage Aboriginal leadership and improve justice for Aboriginal Territorians. 

Congratulations to our 2022 NT Australian of the Year recipients.