Peter has been living and working in the Territory for the last 7 years after moving to Darwin from Brisbane with his partner Felicity. For the last four and a half years he has worked for a Non-Government Organisation, Family Planning NT, as a Project Officer and Sexual Health Educator developing and delivering training and education to a wide range of health professionals, school students and members of the community.
In addition to this role Peter is co-owner of a successful small business, Happy High Herbs, operating a market stall at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and a retail shop in Mitchell Street. His work in this business has provided knowledge and insight that has led him to become a passionate advocate for drug law reform. Always an active member of the community, Peter is currently serving on the Boards of Management for both Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and Happy Yess. Peter has a strong interest in community development, especially in the area of health. He is also a vocal advocate for maintaining and improving the individual rights and lifestyles of Territorians.
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Felicity, or “Flick” as friends know her, has grown up in the Territory since she was less than a year old. Living for most of her life in Nightcliff she has always been an active member of the community. After spending five years studying law, economics and political science in Queensland where she met her long-term partner, she returned to the Territory and wasted little time in getting to work at improving her community. Whilst working as a Community Outreach Worker for Darwin Community Legal Service and coordinating the Human Rights Art Show, she was elected as 2009 Chairperson for the Youth Minister’s Roundtable for Young Territorians. Her work in this role resulted in her receiving a Pride of Australia Medal for outstanding leadership.
During this time, Flick and her partner have run and developed their own business, Happy High Herbs, trading both as a market stall at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and through their retail shop in Mitchell Street. In addition to this, Flick maintains a strong interest in the arts, being regularly involved in performance work as well as running an Arts NT project aimed at beautifying public spaces. Flick has a strong interest in social justice and is committed to ensuring that the Territory continues to develop as a leading example for the rest of Australia.
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Jillian is a long term resident of the Territory calling Wulagi home for over 10 years. Having explored a variety of work roles she has discovered her passion for work in the sexual health field and for the last four years has worked for the non-government organisation Family Planning NT. Jillian now dedicates much of her time as a Sexual Health Educator working in the community with a focus on improving the sexual health and wellbeing of young Territorians.
Jillian is actively involved in many community initiatives and regularly volunteers her time to NT performing arts’ programs and community organisations. Her work regularly involves travelling to remote NT communities to re-engage young people in confidence building activities, the arts and sexual health education. A creative and flamboyant person, she spreads her positive attitude and enthusiasm for life into all of her work and to those she meets wherever she travels.
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Krystal Metcalf has lived in Darwin for the past 3 years. Krystal works for the Northern Territory Aids and Hepatitis Council as an Outreach Project Officer. She is passionate about sex workers rights, believing they are human rights and that every person has the right to OH&S, freedom of choice and protection against discrimination.