Media Release by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

Appointment of new Operational Commander for the NTER

Mike Zissler, former CEO of the ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services, has been appointed as Operational Commander of the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) Operation’s Centre.

Mr Zissler comes to the role after extensive experience in several state governments, particularly in health, education and government services.

Mr Zissler has experience working with remote Indigenous communities.

The Australian Government is committed to strengthening the NTER.

Mr Zissler’s experience, knowledge and commitment will assist in moving the NTER to a sustainable development phase including engagement and partnership with Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.