Tom Calma is an Aboriginal elder from the Kungarakan tribal group and a member of the Iwaidja tribal group. He is currently the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner and National Race Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Mark Bin Bakar comes from the Kimberley and is a descendant of the Kitja Tribe. He is a member of the Australia Council's national Indigenous arts reference group (NIARG), and has an arts career spanning thirty years. A musician, a performer and radio announcer based in Broome, he is best known for his television character Mary Geddarrgyu, or Mary G. Mark was named Western Australia's Australian of the Year for 2007 and the National Indigenous Person of the Year for 2007/2008.
Tanya Hosch is a Torres Strait Islander woman. Tanya has experience working with State and Commonwealth Government agencies and is interested in projects relating to Indigenous youth. She has worked for the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation in Canberra, and with ATSIC. Tanya has been involved in the development and delivery of leadership programs for young people and attended the Prime Minister's 2020 Summit earlier in the year.
Geoff Scott is a Wiradjuri man and currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney and Chief Executive Officer of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council. He has over twenty five years experience in the public service working in Indigenous policy. He was formerly the Director-General of the NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs and the Deputy CEO of ATSIC. He is also currently Chairman of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre.
Dr Jackie Huggins AM is of the Bidjara (Central Queensland) and Birri-Gubba Juru (North Queensland) peoples. Jackie is a Director of the Telstra Foundation ; Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Work and Applied Human Sciences, University of Queensland; Member of the Indigenous Advisory Board of the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, Central Queensland University; former Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia ; former Chair of the Queensland Domestic Violence Council (2001); former Commissioner for Queensland for the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families (1997); and former member of the ATSIC Review Panel (2003). In 2001 she was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the Indigenous community.
Tim Goodwin is a member of the Yuin nation on the south east coast of NSW. Tim serves on the Board of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) and the Editorial Boards of the Australian Indigenous Law Review and Ngiya: Talk the Law. Tim is currently the Deputy Chair of the National Indigenous Youth Movement of Australia (NIYMA).
Yananymul Mununggurr is from the Yirrkala community in north east Arnhem Land and is a Djapu woman. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Laynhapuy Homelands Association and advocate for Indigenous people's political and cultural rights.
Jason Glanville is a member of the Wiradjuri peoples from south-western New South Wales. Over the past fifteen years Jason has worked in a range of positions in community-based Indigenous organisations, State and Federal Governments and non-government peak organisations. He is currently the Director of Policy and Strategy with Reconciliation Australia. He is also a Director of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre, Co-Director of the Ngiya Institute for Indigenous Law, Policy and Practice and Member of the National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Celebration Committee.
Rosalie Kunoth-Monks is an Arrente and Amatjere woman from Utopia. She is currently Shire President of Barkly Shire Council. Rosalie became the first Aboriginal Anglican nun in 1960 and after ten years left to work as a liaison officer with the Victorian Department of Aboriginal Affairs and it was during this time that she set up the first Aboriginal home for children in Victoria. Throughout her life Rosalie has remained passionately involved in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal issues including law and justice, culture and language, education and childcare.
John Toshi Kris is the Chair of the Torres Strait Regional Authority. The TSRA is a statutory authority that runs programs for Torres Strait Islanders, and Aboriginal persons, living in the Torres Strait area, and which seeks to maintain the special and unique Ailan Kastom of Torres Strait Islanders.
Nala Mansell-McKenna is a youth worker and political spokesperson for the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre. She was a member of the previous government's National Indigenous Youth Leadership Group in 2004-05, and has organised many community activities.
Professor Mick Dodson - Australian of the Year 2009, is a member of the Yawuru peoples, the traditional Aboriginal owners of land and waters in the Broome area of the southern Kimberley region of Western Australia. He is currently Director of the National Centre for Indigenous Studies at the Australian National University, Professor of Law and the Australian National University College of Law, member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia