Members of the IEU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee are keen to consult with you but can only do so if we know who you are.
There is now a section in the IEU’s membership system that allows us to identify Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members. To be identified, call 8202 8900 or 1800 467 943 and ask for membership to update your details.
The IEU’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee meets once each term and its role is to advise IEU Executive and Council on matters affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members and students.
Current members are Karen Andriske (St John’s College Dubbo), Mary Atkinson (CSO Wagga Waggga), Kathryn Baxter (St Luke’s Revesby), Kylie Booth Martinez (The Assumption School Bathurst), Elizabeth Bourke (Sydney Catholic Schools), Vinnie Cooper (St Joseph’s Aberdeen), Gloria Taylor (Deputy Secretary), Lyn Caton (Organiser), Jackie Groom (Organiser, and Marilyn Jervis (Organiser/Convenor).
Contact any of the above members if you would like anything brought to the committee’s attention or if you would like any further information about the committee and its role.
Recently, committee member Vinnie Cooper, an IEU Councillor from the Maitland-Newcastle Sub Branch, was appointed to the NESA Aboriginal Education Committee. This committee meets twice a year and advises NESA on issues pertaining to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Having Cooper there will give the IEU and its members an influence on decision making impacting our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Cooper is a busy man as he is also the NSW/ACT IEU’s representative on the Unions NSW First Nations Network.
Marilyn Jervis Organiser