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Phillip Brooks

Deputy Director-General, First Nations Strategy and Partnerships

Department of Education Queensland

As Deputy Director-General for First Nations Strategy and Partnerships, Phillip is responsible for improving education outcomes for Aboriginal students and Torres Strait Islander students. Partnering with Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, the division provides leadership, high-level advice and direction on effective and appropriate policies, services and programs for both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific and mainstream program areas.



Panel: Finding a place for your cultural identity in your leadership journey regardless of profession or industry:

  • Validating the thought leadership that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people bring to workplaces and communities Advocating for self-determination in workplace RAPs, cultural safety and anti-racism mechanisms

  • Learning the difference between when being part of a board or leadership team is conducive to your professional development and when you don't have capacity for additional cultural load

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