Early Childhood Australia National Conference 2016

Charlie King OAM

Panel Speaker

Charlie King OAM

Panel Speaker
Charlie is the Founder of the Territory born, national campaign, NO MORE to family violence. The NO MORE Campaign includes addressing prevention of violence through a whole of community approach and then drills down to working with individual sporting clubs to develop domestic violence action plans.

Biography

Born in Alice Springs, Charlie’s mother is a Gurindji woman from Kalkarindji in Central Australia. Charlie is a sports commentator on the ABC, hosting Grandstand and has commentated on various sports including Australian Rules football and cricket since 1990. He was the lawn bowls commentator for ABC radio at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. As a broadcaster, Charlie was the first Indigenous Australian to commentate at an Olympic Games – Beijing 2008. Charlie’s high sporting profile gives him leverage to support the causes that he is passionate about. Active in promoting anti-domestic violence, in early 2006, he began talking with men about drivers of violence and engaging men in conversations about how they could take a more proactive role in starting to change men’s attitudes about women and violence. Charlie is the Founder of the Territory born, national campaign, NO MORE to family violence. The NO MORE Campaign includes addressing prevention of violence through a whole of community approach and then drills down to working with individual sporting clubs to develop domestic violence action plans. Charlie has been working in partnership with CatholicCare NT since 2006 developing strong men’s programs and the NO MORE Campaign. His work has been recognised through a range of national territory level awards including NAIDOC awards, Darwin City Council Citizen of the year award, rotary awards and in 2015 was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his service to broadcast media and the Indigenous community.