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Kirstie Parker, Journalist, Editor
is a Yuwallarai Aboriginal woman from New South Wales.
has more than 20 years experience in journalism and communications.
Since July 2006, she has been the Editor of the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander newspaper, the Koori Mail.
Prior to this, she was Media and Communications Manager at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) in Canberra, ran the award-winning Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC), and was the Director of the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute - Tandanya in Adelaide.
She was Director of Public Affairs for ATSIC for two and a half years, and media adviser to a Federal Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs for two years.
She has also worked for ABC Radio and the West Australian newspaper, and was Editor of a weekly regional newspaper in far north QLD.
Kirstie is a past member of numerous arts and community committees and advisory bodies.
In 2003, she
received a Centenary Medal for her
contribution to the Indigenous community and Australian life.