Our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander External Advisory Panel

DCA supports the proper recognition of the unique status of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples in our country’s history and of ensuring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander voices are central in any discussions around recognition and reconciliation.  

DCA’s Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander External Advisory Panel is an external group that provides guidance and advice on DCA’s Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Constitutional Recognition and Reconciliation activities.

Our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander External Advisory Panel is made up of respected Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community members across country, with representatives throughout Australian states and territories.

The Panel meets regularly throughout the year to assist DCA promote and facilitate, on behalf of its members, reconciliation between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, specifically with respect to better labour market engagement and recognition of the talents and untapped potential of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

Panel members provide expertise, cultural knowledge and lived experience to DCA about our direction and activities in the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander employment, community engagement and supplier diversity space.

Members

Further details to be provided soon

Kate Russell

Awabakal (NSW)
DCA Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander External Advisory Panel Chair
DCA Board Director
Director Diversity and Culture, NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Luke Briscoe

Kuku Yalanji (QLD)
Co-Founder and Company Director, Indigilab

John Paul Janke

Wuthathi (QLD)
Murray Island (TSI)
Communications Director, Rork Projects

Lauren Letton

Ngarrindjeri (SA)
Narungga (SA)
Planning and Audit Officer, South Australia Police

Thomas Mayor

Zenadth Kes (TSI)
Northern Territory Branch Secretary, Maritime Union of Australia

Jason Mifsud

Gunditjmara (VIC)
Managing Director, Mifsud Consulting

Nareen Young

Inner City Sydney (NSW)
Professor Indigenous Policy (Indigenous Workforce Diversity), University of Technology Sydney