June is a proud Gumbaynggirr-Dhungutti woman from the North Coast of NSW currently Deputy CEO First Peoples Disability Network (AUSTRALIA).
Throughout her career and personal life June has always championed and fought selflessly for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. June leads and inspires a national dedicated team and is trusted and respected by Elders across many Aboriginal communities nationally.
Having worked in the community care sector for over 40 years, June shares her knowledge and experience within an advisory capacity across multiple boards, reference and advisory groups within the Government and NGO sector. June’s position allows her to nurture emerging leaders and support their empowerment in this sector. June’s work ensures the rights and culture of our people are represented, respected and protected.
June was honoured in 2021, to be awarded NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year, a very humbling experience. She was also nominated for the NSW Australian of the Year for 2022, both these acknowledgements are held with respectful regard by me.
June has represented Australia’s First People with disability alongside other Indigenous leaders, at the United Nations in both New York, Geneva and the European Union. She is currently the Indigenous representative for the Commonwealth Disabled Peoples Forum and board member of the Pacific Disability Forum.
June’s passion in making a difference is driven from the nurturing she had, from my own Elders from a young age and my caring responsibilities, it is this history that continues my journey for change.