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Dr Naomi Mayers

Dr Naomi Mayers is a Yorta Yorta woman from Cummeragunja on the NSW side of the Murray River.  She is a Champion of Just Reinvest NSW. She has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Aboriginal Medical Service for 30 years and received an Order of Australia Medal in 1984. She was lead singer of the music group The Sapphires, on which a popular Australian film of the same name was based. “The youth today are our Aboriginal leaders of tomorrow,” says…

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Nicholas Cowdery AM QC

Nicholas Cowdery AM QC is a Champion of Just Reinvest NSW. He was the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions from 1994-2011. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law, Visiting Professorial Fellow and member of the NSW Sentencing Council. He is a past president of the International Association of Prosecutors and was inaugural co-chair of the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association. He says it is a privilege to be associated with Just Reinvest NSW. “As a former…

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Phil Naden

Phil Naden is a Wiradjuri man who has been involved with Aboriginal affairs throughout his working career. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Bourke Aboriginal Health Service. Mr Naden is a Champion of Just Reinvest NSW because ‘the concept of investment back into the community is simple and realistic’. “Justice reinvestment gives community members the opportunity to invest in the community by playing a crucial role in assisting Aboriginal young people to not come back into contact with the justice…

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Shane Phillips

Shane Phillips was born and raised in Redfern, and has cultural connections to the Bunjalung, Wonnarua, and Bidjigal peoples. He is a Champion of Just Reinvest NSW and Chairperson and CEO of the Tribal Warrior Association. He is a respected member of the Redfern Aboriginal community and speaks up on a range of youth issues, juvenile justice and Aboriginal deaths in custody. “The focus of my work and my life is to empower people – whether Indigenous or not – to…

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Gino Vumbaca

Gino Vumbaca is a member of the Executive Committee, Just Reinvest NSW. He has extensive experience in the HIV/ AIDS and drug and alcohol fields both in Australia and internationally. He is a Churchill Fellow, has completed a Social Work degree and a Master of Business Administration at the University of Sydney and is a qualified Company Director. Gino has worked as the Manager of HIV/AIDS and related services with the NSW Department of Corrective Services, in a variety of…

Tiffany McComsey

Tiffany McComsey

Tiffany McComsey is a member of the Executive Committee of Just Reinvest NSW. She is CEO of the Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation, which supports survivors of the Kinchela Aboriginal Boys Training Home, their descendants and families. She has spent over a decade working and conducting research with Aboriginal community members and organisations, this has been primarily in inner city Sydney (the communities of Redfern and Waterloo). Tiffany was the inaugural coordinator of Just Reinvest NSW and sits on the…

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Jane Powles

Jane Powles is a member of the Executive Committee of Just Reinvest NSW. She is the National Campaigns Manager at ANTaR, a national advocacy organisation in support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights and empowerment. ANTaR is currently focussed on 3 key campaigns: the campaign to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in and the removal of racially discriminatory laws from the Australian Constitution, Close the Gap – a generational campaign to reduce the life expectancy gap between…

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Bradley Freeburn

Brad Freeburn is a Bundjalung man, born at Casino on the North Coast of New South Wales. Brad is an member of the Executive Committee of Just Reinvest NSW. Brad became interested in Indigenous health issues, graduating as an Aboriginal Health Worker in 1993. Having worked in the drug and alcohol field since 1995, before that in the private sector, Brad is currently the Coordinator of the Aboriginal Medical Service, Drug and Alcohol Unit in Redfern. He has represented…

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Keenan Mundine

Keenan Mundine is the Principal Consultant / Owner of Inside Out Aboriginal Justice Consultancy. He has previously worked with Youth and Community Services organisation, Weave. He is also an ambassador with Just Reinvest NSW. “I grew up in Redfern,” says Keenan. “As a young kid I got caught up in some not so positive activities and made some silly choices. Now I am working with Weave, studying, playing football, reconnecting with my culture, family and community and starting my own family. I…

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Eddie Cubillo

Eddie Cubillo is a Champion of Just Reinvest NSW and the Executive Officer of the peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services around Australia. His mother is of Larrakia/Wadjigan descent and his father is Central Arrente. Mr Cubillo’s family has experienced the intergenerational effects of the policy of forced removal of children of mixed descent from their family and country. In has a Masters of Laws (International Law and International Relations) from Flinders University and was the former Anti…

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