The NT Government today acknowledged the resignation of Northern Land Council chief executive Joe Morrison with regret, saying it was a huge loss for the organisation.
Since Ken Vowles became Primary Industry and Resources Minister in 2016, he said that he and Mr Morrison have enjoyed a productive, robust working relationship.
This relationship was strengthened when Mr Vowles was named Minister for Aboriginal Affairs earlier this year, he said.
Mr Vowles said many positive changes had occurred at the NLC under Mr Morrison’s watch, and the organisation had made significant steps forward on many issues during Mr Morrison’s nearly five years as CEO.
Mr Vowles said: “No matter the subject – and there have been several difficult matters to discuss – Joe has always proved himself to be open to discussion and, most importantly, a strong advocate for the NLC and Aboriginal affairs in general.
“The NLC has benefitted greatly from his guidance during his tenure, and when he finishes up next year he will leave behind some big shoes to fill.
“I wish Joe all the best in his future endeavours, and remain committed to working with the NLC, and whoever becomes the new CEO, to better the lives of Aboriginal Territorians.”
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