Member for the Metro region

Barry Firebrace-Briggs

Yorta Yorta, Ulupna

My name is Barry Firebrace- Briggs. I am a proud Yorta Yorta, Ulupna man.

I grew up in Shepparton on country up until the age of 18 and then moved to Melbourne to pursue sporting, educational and working opportunities.

I have worked in a number of organisations notably Sport and Recreation, Aboriginal Sport Program, Aboriginal Victoria, Department of Premier and Cabinet, City of Whittlesea, Aboriginal Partnerships Officer and currently as a Koorie Education Support Officer.

From my experiences growing up on country and my career thus far, I have had the privilege of learning from my Elders and gaining an understanding of how government works to put myself forward for this position.

My passion is to positively impact the lives of our community and ensure that we are righting the wrongs of the past.

It is a great honour to be an Assembly Member working side by side with community developing a Treaty that will give us a voice.

Inaugural Speech of the Assembly's Second Term