Alera National Conference 2021, Melbourne, Australia, 15th & 16th October 2021 

ALERA National Conference 2020, Melbourne, 16th to 17th October

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Uncle Terry Mason

Uncle Terry Mason is from the land of the Awabakal language group. He has worked at the Institute of Koorie Education, Deakin University. He previously worked in the Badanami Centre, University Western Sydney. 

He is a former Academic Co-ordinator of the BEd. Aboriginal Rural Education Program, former chair of National Tertiary Education Union A&TSI Policy Committee and former chair of the Board of the Welfare Rights Centre. 

He was a reader of written submissions to the “2004 NSW Review of Aboriginal Education”, a key researcher in the “Successful transition programs from prior-to-school to school for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children” project, contributing to Australian and overseas publications and has presented papers on transition, starting school and student support.

Prior to this he was closely involved in Koori community, social and work issues through involvement with community groups, welfare organisations, Commonwealth and State Public Service entities and union representation at member and executive level. 

He is passionate about Aboriginal Community activism in the areas of employment strategies, cultural integrity, advocacy, sovereignty, representation and treaties with papers delivered in Thailand, Canada and to the Indigenous Peoples Forum at the United Nations, New York.