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7 – 14 July 2024
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Dennis Eggington

Dennis Eggington

Person of the Year

Dennis Eggington has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia for 14 years.

A Nyungar man, Dennis gained a national perspective on the racism suffered by Indigenous Australians through his work as a teacher in South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

In 2007, he was awarded the John Curtin Medal by Curtin University, graduating in 2009 with a Master of Human Rights Education.

Dennis has addressed the United Nations Working Group for the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and recently attended the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, in New York.

Following the New York forum he said, “The world is watching and we all need to recognise that great nations can only be founded upon recognition, reparation and respect.”

Energised and motivated by his commitment to his people, Dennis Eggington plays a vital role in creating a just Australia for all Indigenous communities and individuals.

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