Normally employed at the NSW Ombudsman’s Office, John is on a 12-month secondment at NSW Parliament.
Only five weeks into the new role, John will be working not only with politicians, but with the Department of Parliamentary Services, community and committees.
“It’s a massive role, but enjoyable, as the NSW Parliament is going through change management, developing up-to-date processes,” he said. “It is an exciting time to be there. I have noticed a great response from staff to have more of a First Nations perspective on things and incorporating culture within the Parliamentary precinct.”
John hopes to bring to the role “critical thinking, my cultural knowledge and personality”.
John has worked in the Public Sector since 2012, starting at St Vincent’s Hospital, where he was the facility’s first ever Aboriginal drug and alcohol counsellor before moving into Child Protection