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Patrons and Ambassadors

Honourable Austin Asche A C, Q C

Hon. Austin Asche AC, QC

Patron since 1993

BA, LLM, Hon. LittD (Deakin), Hon. LLD (NT), FACE

Austin is an adjunct Professor of Law at the Northern Territory University and was appointed Freeman of the City of Darwin in 2007.

Austin was Administrator of the Northern Territory from 1993 to 1997 and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the NT from 1987 to 1993.

Prior to this he was Chairman of the NT Parole Board (1987–1993), Chancellor of the Northern Territory University (1989–1993) and Honorary Colonel in NORFORCE and Chief Scout of the Northern Territory (1993–1997).

Austin received a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1994 and a Knight of the Most Venerable Order Hospital of St John of Jerusalem in 1993.

Robyne Burridge

Robyne Burridge OAM

Ambassador since 2015

SKILL AREAS: Disability advocate

Robyne is highly regarded as an advocate, leader and activist in the disability sector. She is passionate about the need to empower people who have a disability and strives to ensure that like herself they have every opportunity to equality and quality of life.

Robyne received the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to people with a disability in 2020.