Dr Patricia Miller AO is a well-known and highly respected Territorian and a long-time Alice Springs resident. She is a member of the well-known and highly respected Liddle family of Central Australia
As well as being the Deputy to the N.T. Administrator, Pat is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Service – a position she has held for 20 years.
Pat has served on many boards and committees over the years and is currently a Board Member of the Centre of Remote Health, a member of the Desert Knowledge Leadership Advisory Panel, as well as being a member of both the Lhere Artepe Native Title Group and the National Aboriginal Congress of First Peoples Justice Advisory Board.
In 1995, Pat was named NAIDOC Centralian Aboriginal of the Year, and in 1997, on the 30th anniversary of the 1967 referendum, she was awarded the NAIDOC Recognition for Service to Aboriginal People.
In addition, she was awarded the Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship medal 2004, the Australian Centenary Medal for Commitment to service in the community, and, in 2004 was made an Officer of the Order of Australia, AO.
Given her wonderful work in our community and her significant achievements, it surprised no-one when she was named Northern Territorian Australian of the Year in 2004.
Pat is also a committed Statehood supporter who believes that the time is right for Territorians to have the same rights and live by the same rules as other Australians.