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New deputy secretary for Aboriginal Affairs NSW

[by Matthew Bridges]

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Shane Hamilton. Image: supplied

The NSW Government has strengthened its commitment to improving the lives of Aboriginal people across the State with the creation of a newly identified Deputy Secretary leadership role for Aboriginal Affairs.


Former NSW Aboriginal Housing CEO Shane Hamilton has been appointed to the role to lead the agency and help deliver on closing the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, which is supported by the NSW Premier and across the Government.


The central role of Aboriginal Affairs NSW will be significantly enhanced, and will require changes in leadership appropriate to Deputy Secretary responsibilities.


Mr Hamilton has extensive experience in the public and private sector and in leadership roles in Aboriginal affairs, including time as CEO of the Aboriginal Housing Office and a leader at PwC Indigenous Consulting.


Mr Hamilton brings a deep understanding of Aboriginal policy to the role of Deputy Secretary. He will work collaboratively across Government and with key stakeholders to bring about positive change and deliver outcomes on the ground for Aboriginal people in our state.


The current Head of Aboriginal Affairs Lil Gordon will leave the post she has held since 2020.


Ms Gordon has been a champion for placing Aboriginal culture at the heart of the work of Government. I want to thank her for her commitment and passion, and I wish her well.

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