Date of publication: 2017-07-09 07:56
For her PhD, Karen earned the University Medal, putting her in the top five per cent of PhD scholars, as well as making her the only Aboriginal student to have earned this award. It was awarded for the great depth and the wealth of original knowledge she displayed. She went on to earn the Dissertation Award from the Australian Association for Research in Education. Karen´s published research has been cited by both Australian and international writers.
Dr Chelsea Bond is an Aboriginal and South Sea Islander Australian and a descendant of the Munanjahli people of Beaudesert. Born and raised in Brisbane, Chelsea has forged a career in Indigenous health over the past decade working in both the government and university sectors across south-east Queensland.
Benson has a bright future ahead of him and may one day pursue politics, but for now, he has great plans to gain more recognition of Indigenous youth achievements and aspirations within Australia and around the world.
He is currently involved in a court case to achieve fishing rights for all Tasmanian Aboriginal people. Despite being fined thousands of dollar for poaching ” he continues his fight for cultural fishing rights.
Developing closer links with the private sector has been a major theme in Joseph´s work. He has encouraged joint-venturing as a means to gain access to industry expertise. He has relentlessly promoted the idea that “doing business with Indigenous Australians is good business”.
Ruby is a historian and lecturer on Aboriginal history, culture and politics. Much of her writing is also studied in schools and Universities across Australia.
He started his working life in shearing sheds and manual labour crews, but decided his passion was to be actively involved in advancing the rights and wellbeing of Aboriginal people.