Tamara is a strong Kalkadoon/Waanyi woman who hails from North West Queensland. Tamara joins QATSICPP with a teaching background and over six years experience in the child protection sector.  Tamara is inspired about being at the forefront of change and empowerment for Indigenous Australian families involved in child protection.

Tamara is passionate for addressing not only the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the Child Protection space but also empowering our sector and communities to have their voices heard when making decisions about our children.  It is important to Tamara that our kids are cared for by mob so they can grow up having an understanding of self, this understanding builds identity, identity equals strength and we want future generations to be strong in who they are.

Tamara’s role will see her supporting the sector in the QATSICPP professional scholarship, the QATSICPP Workforce Strategy and working alongside members of the team in the identification of emerging best practice.