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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…

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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 a Youth Worker with the Kool Kids program at the 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 love working with younger people,…

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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…

Kerry Graham

Kerry Graham

Kerry Graham is a member of Just Reinvest’s Executive Committee. She is a social impact consultant and has worked in social change for over 20 years. She has held executive roles within national nonprofit organisations (Inspire Foundation CEO; Good Beginnings Australia, COO); and advised governments on social policy (Australian Social Inclusion Board, NSW Treasurer’s Advisory Body). She holds qualifications in public policy, law, social work and community management. Kerry currently consults to corporations, governments and nonprofits on collaboration and innovation…

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Megan Mitchell

Megan Mitchell is a Champion of Just Reinvest NSW and the National Children’s Commissioner. She believes justice reinvestment is a tried and tested way of keeping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children out of detention. “It not only improves the lives of young people, their families and helps to create safer communities for everyone, but also delivers a huge economic benefit. By re-directing the money from the justice system and reinvesting it in education and services that deal with the…

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Prof Tom Calma AO

Prof Tom Calma AO, is an elder from the Kungarakan and Iwaidja tribal groups from the south-west Darwin region and the Coburg Peninsula in Northern Territory and a Champion of Just Reinvest NSW. He is commonly referred to as the grandfather of justice reinvestment in Australia, first bringing it to the government’s attention when he was Social Justice Commission at the Australian Human Rights Commission from 2004-2010. Prof Calma says justice reinvestment can work if all stakeholders have the…

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