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Ms Jodie Sizer has been appointed Chairperson of AIATSIS. Ms Sizer is a Djap Wurrung/Gunditjmara woman, and part of the Framlingham Community of South West Victoria. She will be only the second female Chairperson of the Institute after Professor Marcia Langton held the role from 1992 to 1998.
Jodie is one of the Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of PwC’s Indigenous Consulting, a majority Aboriginal owned, purpose led organising professional services firm leading innovation, impact and change with and for Aboriginal communities across Australia. Jodie is also Director on the Boards of Wathaurong Glass and Arts, the Ebony Institute and the Collingwood Football Club.
Jodie commenced her career in the community controlled sector, further graduated to work as an auditor and qualified Accountant(CPA), she possesses a strong background in corporate governance and is a graduate of the University of Melbourne Asia-Australia New Leaders Program.
Jodie has also worked in Indigenous organisations and government. She was an ATSIC Regional Councillor, a finalist in the Telstra Business Women of the Year award, listed in the Australian Women's Who's Who publication, inducted on the Victorian Women's Honour roll, recipient of the Prime Ministers Centenary medal and listed as one of the Australian Financial Review's 100 Women of Influence.
New AIATSIS chairperson appointed
JT makes 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours List
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Rugby League greats, Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston (pictured) and Australian Rugby League Commissioner, Dr Gary Weiss have been recognised in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list, joining an illustrious group to be appointed Members of the Order of Australia (AM).
Family of Aboriginal woman who died while handcuffed say lack of answers adds to grief
[Calla Wahlquist, The Guardian]
The family of an Aboriginal woman who died nine weeks ago after losing consciousness while handcuffed by police say they will bury her on Friday without knowing how she died.
Barunga Festival marred by unfinished treaty business
[Bridget Fitzgerald and Sinead Mangan, ABC]
Political and community leaders say a famous annual festival in the Northern Territory celebrating Aboriginal culture is marred by the "unfinished business" of a treaty that has never come to pass.