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Troy McDonald

Introducing Assembly Member for the South East Region and Reserved Seat Holder representing the Gunai Kurnai Land and Waters Corporation — Troy McDonald, a proud Gunai Kurnai man.

Troy has lived and worked across the Latrobe Valley for most of his life and has extensive experience working in Aboriginal Policy, Emergency Management and Mental Health. Troy is the Chairperson of the Gunai Kurnai Land and Waters Corporation whom he represents on the Assembly, where he is working to progress water entitlement rights and other economic and cultural ventures associated with their Whole of Country plan.

Speaking on his role on the Assembly, Troy shared: “I am immensely proud to be nominated by my Traditional Owner group to be a part of this first Assembly. This for me is about our waterways, it is about our air, it is about our stuff in the ground, it is about our trees, our animals and our families. I commit that I will serve our people with integrity, honesty and fairness on all levels.”

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Troy McDonald's Maiden Speech Transcript