During the winter break of 2019 I spent 4 weeks interning at AbSec, the peak Aboriginal Corporation for child, family and community services in NSW as part of the Aurora Internship Program.
I applied for the Aurora Internship Program as an international development student with not a lot of exposure to working with an Aboriginal organisation, but a passion for social justice and a desire to learn more in a work environment.
As a Master of Social Work student in my final year at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) I have been committed throughout my studies to developing my knowledge and capacity to help achieve better social justice outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
I am a proud Gamilaroi/Ularoi woman from Walgett in NSW. I have always had a passion for my culture and our ongoing struggle for human rights as Aboriginal people.
The Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec) is recognised as the peak New South Wales (NSW) Aboriginal organisation to offer child protection and out-of-home care policy advice.