Alderman Michael (Mick) Palmer
Mick was born in Sydney in 1953. He began school at St Marys in Darwin in 1958 and attended St John’s from 1963 – 1967 before finishing his schooling in Queensland at Marist Brothers College, Ashgrove from 1968 – 1969.
Mick worked in the Commonwealth and NT public services between 1970 and 1983. He became the Member for Leanyer and latterly the Member for Karama for the NT Legislative Assembly from 1983 to 2001.
His Parliamentary appointments included Minister for; Primary Industry and Fisheries, Infrastructure, Housing and Local Government, Corrections, Aboriginal Development and Lands, Planning and Environment.
He was the Inaugural Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee and a member of Sessional Committee on use and abuse of alcohol.
Other community positions held include Chairman NT Rugby League and Darwin Rugby League and President of the Brothers Rugby League Football Club.