Janine Coombs

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Janine Coombs
Barpa Director
Janine is passionate about the need for a stronger Aboriginal voice. She has taken on significant leadership roles in her community and dedicated herself to promoting social and cultural issues.

Janine’s 20+ years of experience includes being the Chairperson of Barengi Gadjin Land Council RNTBC, member of the Victorian Traditional Owner Settlement Framework Executive Committee, member of the National Heritage Trust’s Indigenous Advisory Committee, and being a member of the Victorian Treaty Working Group.

Janine was the inaugural Chairperson of the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations and is currently the Deputy Chairperson.

Janine’s interests lie in community conflict and dispute resolution and she believes that building and reclaiming cultural foundations are critical to survival. She feels privileged to be in a position to promote these foundations, and is determined to leave a legacy for generations to come.

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