Dr Robert Isaacs AM, OAM, PhD (Hon)

Presentation Title

'Two Cultures, One Story'

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Robert Isaacs

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The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome Campus, Graduation Square

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26-8-2021 6:00 PM

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Dr Robert Isaacs AM is a highly respected Aboriginal Elder from the Bibilmum Noongar language group. He has dedicated his life to breaking down cultural barriers and improving the lives of disadvantaged people. A member of the Stolen Generation, Robert began his career with the Community and Child Health Services in 1973. Since then Robert has successfully introduced practical, innovative policies and programs to assist Aboriginal people. He's achieved outstanding results in Aboriginal Affairs, Housing, Health, Education and the Community - and is considered an expert in each of these areas.

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Career highlights include: establishing the first Aboriginal Medical Service and associated dental, rehabilitation and health care clinics; negotiating the first land use and mining royalties arrangement; improving relations between Aboriginal people and the justice system; assisting in establishing Clontarf Aboriginal College; and leading groundbreaking housing initiatives.

In recognition of his service to the community, Robert has been the recipient of numerous awards, including Member of the Order of Australia (AM) on the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2016, NAIDOC 2016 Male Elder, West Australian of the Year 2015 and Freeman to the City of Gosnells in 2015. He is also a recipient of a plethora of other awards including Australasian Leading & New Zealand Innovation Award 2011 (Excellence in Housing); WA Australasian Housing Institute Award for Professional Excellence (Outstanding Achievement) in 2010; Centenary Medal of Honour in 2003; and West Australian Aboriginal of the Year (2001). He now continues his community work through board appointments, ambassadorships, his work as a Justice of the Peace, and speaking engagements.

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Aug 26th, 6:00 PM

'Two Cultures, One Story'

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome Campus, Graduation Square

Dr Robert Isaacs AM is a highly respected Aboriginal Elder from the Bibilmum Noongar language group. He has dedicated his life to breaking down cultural barriers and improving the lives of disadvantaged people. A member of the Stolen Generation, Robert began his career with the Community and Child Health Services in 1973. Since then Robert has successfully introduced practical, innovative policies and programs to assist Aboriginal people. He's achieved outstanding results in Aboriginal Affairs, Housing, Health, Education and the Community - and is considered an expert in each of these areas.