Regional Community Engagement Manager (Northern Region)
Julie Perkins is a Gumbaynggirr woman from Corindi Beach. Julie Has worked for 22 years in management roles in the ALS. Julie formerly managed the Many Rivers ALS of eight offices and was the Regional Manager of Northern NSW prior to transferring to the Regional Community Engagement Manager for Northern NSW. Julie has a BA of Law and business qualifications and has also been awarded the Alumni in Law for Southern Cross University and co-awarded the Trevor Christian Awarded with Aunty Lynette Kilby.
Julie has a State and National Representative on various high-level Justice Committees including the original State Attorney General's Justice Advisory Group, the State Police Advisory Council, the National Family Violence Prevention Advisory group and was one of the youngest Official Visitors appointed by the Minister for Corrective Services NSW.
Julie follows politics in general but always keeps abreast of the social justice issues and broader matters that have an effect on the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. She respects that our staff are unique and all are to be valued in the ALS, as we work in a most challenging and underfunded sector. Julie relies on truly hearing the voices of the community and ensuring all of our decisions in ALS are based on community knowledge and expectations delivered in a framework of cultural safety.
Julie maintains it is a team effort of attendance at courts, community legal education, advocacy, policy, and legal redress to often unjust laws - that will bring lasting change to the lives of our community members. In this wealthy land, far too many of our People languish in corrections and detention and in out of home care.