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Nahdia Noter

Nahdia Noter

My name is Nahdia Noter, I’m a proud Bundjalung woman from Tweed Heads. I grew up in Dalby for my younger years, a beautiful country town located in QLD then moved back to Tweed Heads during my teenage years.

I’ve grown up in a system that hasn’t been very favourable towards me, simply because of the colour of my skin. Institutions operate on a deeply entrenched racist system, ultimately this affects us all as we are one race, the human…

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Mi-kaisha Masella

Dharumbal Murri, Mi-kaisha, has fought for social justice her entire life. The 17 year old’s passion for sharing people’s experiences and stories has driven her to share her own story through music and to take a stand. Mi-kaisha believes that it is so important that young people, and all people, find their voice and have a strong voice in things that affect them and are important to them.

Mi-kaisha is President of the United Nation’s empowerment program, Girl Up, at…

Killara Ebsworth

Killara Ebsworth

Killara Ebsworth was born in Broken Hill and is one of ten, having three sisters and six brothers. Her family is descended from the Wongkamara people of North Western NSW on her fathers side and the Dhungatti people of the Kempsey region on her mothers side. She lived in multiple locations growing up but Western Sydney has been the area she has spent most of her time.

She has had to face a lot of issues in her short life…

Daniel Daylight

Daniel Daylight

Daniel is a proud Kamilaroi (NSW) man who has family ties to the Gubi Gubi nation (QLD). Daniel has a passion for helping Aboriginal children and youth caught in the criminal justice system and has spent his working life in the Justice sector. He worked on the development of the Youth Koori Court (YKC) including consultation with community and development of the program with other stakeholders.

He believes if the appropriate support mechanisms are placed around our young…

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Temeka Leonard

Temeka is 18 years old and was born in Blacktown. She is the second youngest of 5 children but has an enormous extended family that she grew up with. She has spent her whole life in the Mt Druitt area of Sydney but has family connections to both the Wongkumara and Kamilaroi nations.

Through her first 18 years of life she has seen first hand the effects that both the out-of-home-care and criminal justice system have had on her mob. Temeka and her siblings were removed…

Kristy Masella

Kristy Masella

Kristy Masella is a Murri from Rockhampton, Dharumbal country in Central Queensland who has dedicated her life to empowering Aboriginal communities. She has worked in Aboriginal Affairs for more than 25 years across many portfolios in both NSW, Queensland and the Northern Territory. Kristy is the CEO and Executive Director of the national Indigenous recruitment and training company, AES, who empowers Aboriginal people through employment and community development.  Prior to this role she was the head of Social Justice…

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Andrew Morgan Jackomos PSM

Andrew is a proud Yorta Yorta/Gunditjmara man and was appointed in July 2013 as the inaugural Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People in Victoria.

As Commissioner, Andrew is responsible for advocating for and overseeing the provision of state government services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, particularly the most vulnerable in the areas of child protection, youth justice and homelessness.

Andrew has recently completed two landmark inquiries ‘Always was Always will be Koori children’ a land mark inquiry into…

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Josh Roxburgh

Josh Roxburgh is a Wiradjuri man, born in Sydney but grew up in Tweed Heads Northern NSW. Josh has been working in the health field for 14 years, in both public hospital service and most recently Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations. Josh has completed a Masters in Health Service Management and is currently the Manager of Public Health and Community Relations at the Aboriginal Medical Service Redfern. Josh has knowledge and experience working in Public Health Administration, Drug and…

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Teela Reid

Teela is a proud Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman who grew up in Gilgandra western NSW. Teela is passionate about raising awareness of the fact Indigenous incarceration has virtually doubled in the past 10-15 years, yet Indigenous offending has decreased. “I am especially concerned about the soaring rate at which Indigenous women are incarcerated. Indigenous women are the most rapidly incarcerated cohort in Australia, accounting for less than 2% of the population and over 30% of the prison population and 34 times more likely to be incarcerated…

Paul Wright

Paul Wright

Paul Wright is the National Director of ANTaR. He has nearly 2 decades of experience working in both Government and non-government sectors – covering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs, health, immigration and social services.

Most recently, Paul was the Executive Officer for the Close the Gap Campaign Secretariat and the National Health Leadership Forum at the Australian Human Rights Commission. He continues to sit on the Steering Committees for the Close the Gap and Change the Record campaigns and…

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