Introducing Assembly Member for the Metropolitan Region – Ngarra Murray, a proud Wamba Wamba, Yorta Yorta, Dhudhuroa and Dja Dja Wurrung woman.
Ngarra is the National Manager of Oxfam Australia’s First Peoples Program, where she works to enable communities to exercise their rights to self-determination, make positive change through political participation, and promote the rights and interests of Indigenous Peoples to address the systemic causes of disadvantage, inequality and injustice.
As an Assembly Member, Ngarra believes the Assembly has a powerful voice to play in leading change, and that change will come from mobilized grassroots and collective action in community. She became an Assembly Member to bring people together, ensure they are informed and understand the Treaty process, and have the opportunity to give or withhold their consent, in their own way.
Ngarra is currently involved in designing the Treaty negotiation framework, which she believes will contribute to a better future for our nations. “It will lead to our people being truly self-determining, grounded in identity, and long established connections to lands and waters, nationhood and kinship, recognised and respected.”