Steering Committee

Change the Record is overseen by a Steering Committee, made up of  leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, human rights and community organisation, including:


ANTaR

ANTaR listens to and supports the aspirations of Australia's First Peoples and works to educate the wider community, shape public opinion, speak up against injustice, and influence public policy to advance our vision of justice, rights and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people




Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a global movement of over 7 million people committed to defending those who are denied justice or freedom.
 




Australian Council of Social Service

The Australian Council of Social Service is the peak body of the community services and welfare sector and the national voice for the needs of people affected by poverty and inequality. Our vision is for a fair, inclusive and sustainable Australia where all individuals and communities can participate in and benefit from social and economic life. 




Federation of Community Legal Centres (VIC)

The Federation of Community Legal Centres is the peak body for Victorian community legal centres and leads the Smart Justice coalition, a coalition of organisations working to promote a safer community through criminal justice policies that reduce crime, are based on evidence, and comply with human rights.


 

 

First Peoples Disability Network (Australia)

First Peoples Disability Network (Australia) ('FPDN') is a national organisation established by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities with lived experience of disability. With a Board of Directors entirely comprising First Peoples with disability, we are guided by the lived experience of disability in determining our priorities and our way of doing business.


Human Rights Law Centre

The Human Rights Law Centre is dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights in Australia and beyond. We do this through a strategic combination of evidence-based advocacy, research, litigation and education.




Law Council of Australia:

The Law Council of Australia represents more than 60,000 Australian legal professionals through its constituent member bar associations, law societies and the Large Law Firm Group, on national issues, and promotes the administration of justice, access to justice and general improvement of the law. The Law Council also represents the Australian legal profession overseas, and maintains close relationships with legal professional bodies throughout the world.



National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations 

NACCHO is the national peak body representing over 150 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) across the country on Aboriginal health and wellbeing issues. It has a history stretching back to 1974.


National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS) are the leading legal service provider for  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and have been in operation for over forty years. Together the ATSILS provide over 200, 000 legal assistances annually in the areas of criminal, family and civil law in addition to undertaking community legal education, prisoner through-care and law reform and advocacy activities. NATSILS is the peak.





National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples:

National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples (Congress) is a national voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Congress is owned and controlled by its membership and is independent of Government. We aim to be leaders and advocates for recognising our status and rights as First Nations Peoples in Australia.


National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum:

Family Violence Prevention Legal Services (FVPLSs) provide legal assistance, casework, counselling and court support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults, primarily women and children who are victims/survivors of family violence, including sexual assault/abuse. The National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum (NFVPLS) was established in 2012, with FVPLSs coming together to collaborate on issues affecting service delivery. The goal of the NFVPLS is to work in collaboration and increase access to justice for victims/survivors of family violence.






Oxfam Australia

Oxfam is a world-wide development organisation that mobilises the power of people against poverty. We provide people with the skills and resources to help them create their own solutions to poverty.





Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care:

 In existence for over 30 years, the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care - SNAICC - is the national non-government peak body representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.





Sisters Inside

Sisters Inside Inc. is an independent community organisation, which exists to advocate for the human rights of women in the criminal justice system, and to address gaps in the services available to them. We work alongside women in prison in determining the best way to fulfill these roles.



Victorian Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, Andrew Jackomos

The Commission for Children and Young People is an independent Victorian Government organisation committed to Improving Young Lives, whilst making sure all Victorian children are safe, well and heard




Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda

Mick Gooda is a descendent of the Gangulu people of central Queensland and is the current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. His term in this position commenced in February 2010.

 


Co-Chairs


Shane Duffy

Shane is a descendant of the Kalkadoon people from Mount Isa in North West Queensland. Shane has worked in the human services industry for over the last twenty years, serving as the Chief Executive Officer for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) in Queensland for the last 9 years. In addition to being the Chair of NATSILS the national body for ATSILS, Shane has also been the Australian Legal Assistance Forum (ALAF) Chair and Chair for the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Human Services Coalition (QATSIHSC). Shane's experience broadly covers local, regional, state, national and international advocacy on issues that impact disproportionately and adversely upon his people.

Shane has been committed to social justice for his family and his people from a very young age whilst growing up in Mount Isa. His own life experiences of racism and prejudice that impacted on his daily upbringing have moulded the journey he has taken thus far, even though it wasn't truly recognised and understood until his early twenties.


Antoinette Braybrook

Antoinette Braybrook is the CEO of the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria (FVPLS Victoria), a position she has held since the service was  established 14 years ago. Under Antoinette’s leadership, FVPLS Victoria has grown from a one-staff member operation to a state-wide service with more than 30 employees located in four offices across Victoria.

In addition to Antoinette’s leadership of the FVPLS Victoria, she has been elected as the National Convenor of the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum (National FVPLS Forum). The National FVPLS Forum comprises of 14 organisations that deliver the family violence legal and non-legal services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims/survivors of family violence and sexual assault around Australia.

Antoinette is an Aboriginal woman who was born in Victoria on Wurundjeri country. Antoinette's grandfather and mother’s line is through the Kuku Yalanji, North Queensland. Antoinette graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Deakin University in 2000 and was admitted as a legal practitioner in Victoria in 2004.

Last year Antoinette received the 2015 Law Institute of Victoria: Access to Justice/Pro Bono Award. She was also awarded the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women’s 2015 Sustaining Women’s Empowerment in Communities and Organisations Award in the category: Empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women in a Community or Organisation.

Antoinette is also a member of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Forum, Victorian Indigenous Family Violence Partnership Forum and Ministerial Advisory Panel on Family Violence. Antoinette is nationally recognised as a leader in efforts to prevent violence against Aboriginal women and children. She is a highly regarded public speaker, who seeks to give a voice to Aboriginal victims/survivors of violence.


Secretariat



Shannon Longhurst
Shannon is Principal Advisor to the Change the Record Coalition.  She previously worked  at the Australian Council of Social Service and was NSW Co-ordinator for Linkz Incorporated (a youth focused not-for-profit established to foster connections and partnerships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people  and non-Indigenous Australians).  She is  active member of Amnesty International Australia, currently sitting on the NSW Branch Committee and serving as Convenor of the Amnesty's NSW Women's Network. Shannon holds a Bachelor of Socio-Legal Studies (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney.