Vowles goes to the Top End in Ab affairs

June 26, 2018

One politician closely watching Victoria’s tentative steps towards treaty is the Northern Territory’s new Aboriginal Affairs minister, Ken Vowles. Mr Vowles, an Aboriginal MLA who holds the seat of Johnston, was sworn in as NT […]

Justin takes up baton for Aboriginal kids

April 18, 2018

The Victorian Government has appointed respected reconciliation advocate Justin Mohamed as the state’s new Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People. A Gooreng Gooreng man from Bundaberg in Queensland, Mr Mohamed has spent much of […]

Judge Jarro blazes a trail of firsts

April 4, 2018

Indigenous barrister Nathan Jarro has become a judge of the District Court in Brisbane in a move that has been welcomed as an important appointment for First Nations people. Not only is Judge Jarro one […]

Victoria needs a new children’s advocate

February 7, 2018

A new champion of Aboriginal children is to be appointed in Victoria after Andrew Jackomos last week stepped down as the state’s Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People. Mr Jackomos left the position five […]

Tricia Button breaks new ground at ILC

December 13, 2017

Tricia Button has been appointed the new deputy chief executive officer of the Indigenous Land Corporation — the first Indigenous woman to hold the job. Mrs Button joined the ILC in 2015 as the divisional […]

Stewart to head up Victorian peak body

November 29, 2017

Marcus Stewart, a Taungurung traditional owner from central Victoria, is set to become the first chief executive officer of the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations. The Federation is Victoria’s peak body for traditional owner […]

Fiona Jose to head up Cape York Partnership

October 4, 2017

Prominent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman Fiona Jose has been appointed the new chief executive of Cape York Partnership. Ms Jose will take over from current chief executive Duncan Murray at the end of […]

Native Title heavy-hitter joins KPMG

July 26, 2017

Glen Kelly, the former chief executive officer of the National Native Title Council, has joined professional services firm KPMG Australia as a director of its specialist consulting practice, KPMG Arrilla Indigenous Services. In announcing the […]

June Oscar new Social Justice Commissioner

February 10, 2017

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. […]

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