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Please join The Hon Catherine Cusack MLC for the 5th Annual Parliament House Breakfast,


7.15am for 7.30am
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Strangers Dining Room, Parliament House,
Macquarie Street, Sydney
Featuring keynote speaker,
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar AO 
MC for the morning,
Lenore Taylor,
Editor-in-chief of The Guardian Australia
Tickets are $70 + GST and fees

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner,


June Oscar AO is a proud Bunuba woman from the remote town of Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia’s Kimberley region. She is a strong advocate for Indigenous Australian languages, social justice, women’s issues, and has worked tirelessly to reduce Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

June has held a raft of influential positions including Deputy Director of the Kimberley Land Council, chair of the Kimberley Language Resource Centre and the Kimberley Interpreting Service and Chief Investigator with WA’s Lililwan Project addressing FASD.

She was appointed to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (1990) and was a winner of the 100 Women of Influence 2013 in the Social Enterprise and Not For Profit category. In 2015 June received the Menzies School of Health Research Medallion for her work with FASD.

June has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Notre Dame, Broome, Western Australia, and is currently writing her Phd. June is a co-founder of the Yiramalay Wesley Studio School and is a Community member of the Fitzroy Valley Futures Governing Committee.

In February 2017, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Edith Cowen University.

June began her five year term as Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner on April 3, 2017


Sydney Community Foundation(link is external) through its Sydney Women’s Fund(link is external) and its By My Side Fund (link is external)is working in partnership with SHINE for Kids, Community Restorative Centre (CRC) through its Miranda Project, Women’s Justice Network (formerly WIPAN) and the the Zonta Club of Sydney, to change community attitudes and government practice relating to the incarceration of women.

Collaborating organisations are the Australian Centre for Public and Population Health Research UTS; Corrective Services NSW; Dress for Success Sydney; Justice NSW; and UNSW School of Social Sciences

Can’t attend but would like to help?

If you are unable to attend but would like to help, you make an onlin donation to Sydney Community Foundation’s By My Side. Funds raised as part of this year’s Breakfast will be donated to The Miranda Project through the CRC. The Miranda Project aims to assist women at risk of contact with the criminal justice system to:

– Address invidual factors contributing criminal justice system involvement
– Gain resilience to break from a cycle of re-offending
– Make positive connections and engage in positive activity to become an engaged member of the community