June Oscar named NAIDOC Person of the Year

Darren Cartwright

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice commissioner Dr June Oscar has been honoured as the National NAIDOC Person of the Year.

Dr Oscar has been recognised for her tireless work in championing of the rights of the Bunuba people and preserving traditional languages.

In 2017, she was the first indigenous woman to be appointed as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice commissioner, and has worked for more than 30 years across the fields of academia, public policy, culture and the arts with a particular focus on helping to prevent Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.