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The Aboriginal Legal Service in NSW and the ACT has appointed Lesley Turner as its new chief executive officer. Mr Turner is an Arrente man who has spent most of his career working in senior executive roles in Aboriginal Affairs in NSW and the ACT. ALS Chairman Bunja Smith said Mr Turner would bring a […]

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June Oscar is the new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. The Bunuba woman from Fitzroy Crossing takes over from the popular Mick Gooda, who is now a Commissioner investigating the Northern Territory’s youth justice system. “I have known Ms Oscar for many years and have admired her passionate advocacy for Indigenous Australians,” Indigenous Affairs Minister […]

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Museum Victoria has appointed John Patten to the role of Manager of Melbourne Museum’s Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, where he will oversee one of the most significant Aboriginal culture collections in the world. Patten comes from a family of well-known Aboriginal leaders. A plaque on a fig tree in Carlton Gardens is dedicated to his […]

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The Cape York Partnership has appointed three leading Australians to their Board. They are Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire council mayor Wayne Butcher, prominent Australian businessman David Jones and the former Treasury head Dr Ken Henry. In a statement released last night, the CYP said the appointments bring specific strength to the work of CYP in the […]

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Highly-regarded Indigenous educator, former school principal and founder of the Stronger Smarter Institute Chris Sarra will join the University of Canberra as a Professor of Education. In his role, Professor Sarra will teach and research in areas such as school leadership, Indigenous education, and educational equity in East Asia and Australia, working closely with Centenary […]

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