Anne Edwards is a sociologist who has spent her professional career in universities in England, Victoria and South Australia. Her last appointment was Vice-Chancellor of Flinders University, from 2001-2007.
Bernadette is the Deputy Director-General of the Community Services Directorate in the ACT Government.
Edward is a Torres Strait Islander born on Thursday Island, was raised in South West Queensland and has lived in Central Queensland for the past 20 years.
Liza Balmer is the Acting CEO of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council (NPYWC), the Aboriginal community controlled NGO provider of human services in the remote tri-state region of the NT, SA and WA.
Over the past 20 years, Marion has worked across government and university sectors, holding senior roles in operations, research and strategic policy development.
Dr Melanie Heenan is the Executive Director of Court Network, a not for profit organisation that provides support to people going through the court system.
Pino is the founder and Managing Director of the Cultural Perspectives Group: Cultural Perspectives, DiverseWerks and CIRCA Research, sector leaders in consulting to, researching and communicating with CALD and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia.
Ros Baxter is Group Manager of Families Group in the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services. Her group leads the Government’s work on the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children, and the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children.
Professor Victoria Hovane is an Aboriginal woman from Broome in the Kimberley region of WA.