Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Local Hero

Nominee

2011 NT Local Hero Nominee

Charlie King

Town: Darwin
State: Northern Territory

Human rights advocate

Local ABC radio sports broadcaster Charlie King is a well-loved institution in the Northern Territory. A human rights campaigner, his extensive work in the community led to the formation of the No More campaign against domestic violence. The campaign encourages Indigenous AFL teams in the Northern Territory to protect the women and children around them. Charlie King has been involved in child protection for 15 years and noticed that men rarely participated in community action against violence. He believes men are often demonised and seen as the perpetrators and therefore feel unable to be part of the solution. He has addressed this issue by working directly with men’s groups to bring home the important message of men taking the lead in combating the growing level of violence. For 25 years he has also volunteered as an independent person for children in trouble with the law, sitting with those who don’t have a parent or guardian during police interviews. Charlie is Chair of Life Education, a program which highlights drug and alcohol prevention in schools. He also sits on a number of committees aimed at protecting children. Charlie is an inspiration because of his passion for bringing an end to domestic violence and child abuse.

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