Professor Muriel Bamblett AM

Aboriginal people seek to make a difference in the lives of their community.

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Professor Muriel Bamblett is a Yorta Yorta woman who has worked tirelessly to advocate for and improve the lives of Aboriginal children and their families. She was appointed CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency in 1999.

She has been an active member of the Indigenous Family Violence Partnership Forum which engages the government and Aboriginal communities in addressing family violence together, and was instrumental in ensuring that the needs of Aboriginal children were reflected in Victoria's ten year plan to reduce family violence in Aboriginal communities. Muriel is active on many boards concerning children, families and the Aboriginal community, and has also been the recipient of a number of awards including the 2003 Robin Clark Memorial Award for inspirational leadership in the field of child and family welfare.

In 2008, Muriel was a participant at the Prime Minister's 2020 Summit and in 2009 she was appointed to LaTrobe University as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Work and Social Policy, within the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Muriel was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia, AM in 2004.