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Australian Ambassadors and other representatives

Ambassador for First Nations People

Mr Justin Mohamed

Mr Justin Mohamed is Australia’s inaugural Ambassador for First Nations People. He is a Gooreng Gooreng man from Bundaberg in Queensland.

Mr Mohamed has a strong connection to community having worked for decades in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, as well as in the government and corporate sectors, on issues spanning health, social justice and reconciliation.

Mr Mohamed was most recently Deputy Secretary of Aboriginal Justice in the Victorian Government. He has also held the positions of Chief Executive Officer for Reconciliation Australia and Chairperson of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, and he has represented Indigenous organisations internationally including at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Mr Mohamed is married to Narrunga Kaurna woman Dr Janine Mohamed, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, First Nations at the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). He has five children.

Mr Mohamed holds an Advanced Diploma of Business Management from the University of Ballarat.

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