Cultural Governance Panel

Jul 2022

Our Cultural Governance Panel is chaired by Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson, a Jiman/Bundjalung Aboriginal woman, and comprises Aboriginal leaders from across NSW and other states in Australia including Cultural Advisor, Glenda Kickett. The Cultural Governance Panel has been established in recognition of the over-representation of Aboriginal children and young people in the care system in Australia. The Panel has a critical role in resourcing, supporting and reviewing the work of the CETC to ensure its cultural strength, appropriateness and humility.

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