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Indigenous Employment Reference Group

About us

The Indigenous Employment Reference Group (IERG) was established in June 2006. The committee consists of 8 staff representatives 4 ex officeo and 4 elected.

The IERG shall uphold the principles of reconciliation through its commitment to the responsibilities proposed under the CQUniversity reconciliation statement to:

  • Redress disadvantage through education, and employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;  
  • Encourage research for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;  
  • Overcome prejudice by educating staff and students about the culture and experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and  
  • Be a lead agency in addressing issues of social justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  

IERG Terms of Reference (TOR)

IERG Terms of Reference

Current IERG Members

Professor Bronwyn Fredericks - CHAIR        

Pro Vice–Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement)        

Mr Alastair Dawson        

Vice-President and Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor (International & Services)        

Professor Hilary Winchester        

Provost (Higher Education Directorate)        

Mrs Barbara Miller        

Director, People & Culture        

Ms Lisa Penman        

Manager, Employee Relations, People & Culture        

Ms Suzi Blair        

Director, Development and Alumni Relations        

Dr William Blayney        

NTEU Branch President        

Dr John Fitzsimmons        

NTEU Branch Secretary        

Miss Brittany Cunningham        

Committee Secretary