I am a Gunnai man who was born and raised in Orbost, East Gippsland and a career that spans well over 30 years. I have a deep understanding and strong connection to my cultural identity and community. I will bring these many years of experience to assist with the development of a Treaty for Victoria and that the process is inclusive, engages via First Peoples to increase their awareness and understanding of what it means for individuals, families and the community.
For the past 30 plus years, I have worked to support Aboriginal people and communities by leading and shaping government policy and strategies that focus on addressing Aboriginal social and economic disadvantage. I will continue to lead and advocate for the removal of barriers that impact on Aboriginal people’s ability to achieve their goals and aspirations.
I am committed to improving the socio-economic health and wellbeing outcomes for First Peoples and to advocate for stronger recognition of mob who live in small and regional communities. I will work collaboratively to ensure we can develop a framework to advance a Treaty for First Peoples of Victoria.
Member for the South East Region