Slide 4

Working for a better future and outcomes for our children

60 seconds with Leiarna Dooley

Leiarna Dooley
Service Manager Kalwun Child & Family Support Services
From Kalwun Child & Family Support Agency

1. Where your mob from: Moa Island Torres Strait

2. Name an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person that has influenced your life or encouraged to be the person you are? My father is the biggest influence in my life – very cultural and one of the kindest and most helpful people you could meet

3. 5 things I cannot live without: Only 2 things and that’s my family and my children

4. What is your favourite flavoured ice cream? Without a double vanilla with choc topping

5. If you could have a drink with someone from history who would it be? And what drink would you have? I did an assignment on Albert Namatjira when I was little and have always remembered him and was inspired by his life – the drink I would have with him is a scotch and coke to celebrate him.

6. If you could be an animal what would you be? A Turtle – not exactly an animal but I’m in love with them

7. What is your favourite season and why? Spring – not to hot and not to cold

8. What do you miss most about being a kid? Having the freedom of not dealing with adult life

9. What hobby or activity that you don’t do now but think you might like to do when you retire? I love to draw and have no time in my life now – very therapeutic

10. What goes through your mind when your boss asks to talk to you privately? I’m totally fine with this as I have a very friendly open and honest boss who I am not worried about speaking to her privately

11. What song do you love to dance to? I love all Country and Western music and love to sing to this

  • Child Protection Environment

    53.7%

    of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were placed with a kinship or Indigenous carer.
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak

    69,200

    There are 69,200 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children / young people in Queensland.