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7 – 14 July 2024
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Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard

Male Elder of the Year

A prominent Elder in the Aboriginal community, Frank H Lampard has made a substantial contribution at the state and local level in South Australia.

Frank is the current chairperson of the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement (ALRM) and Executive Director of the Aboriginal Prisoners and Offenders Support Services Incorporated (APOSS).

Frank sees education as paramount in addressing the various social disadvantages of Indigenous people. He has been on the University of South Australia’s council for nearly 10 years. He is passionate about retaining Aboriginal languages in schools and has pursued rights of students in the tertiary sector as well as those wishing to engage in their culture, language and dance.

Frank has been Chair to the South Australian Aboriginal Training Advisory Committee and Deputy Chair of the National Aboriginal Education Consultative Committee.

Frank was a senior public servant, at one point the Acting Chief Executive, of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs in South Australia.

Frank is passionate about heritage and native title issues. This is demonstrated by his positions of Chair of the South Australia Aboriginal Heritage Committee and as the Native Title Commissioner for the state.

He is a strong advocate for early intervention programs and the reduction of violence against women and children.

At the local level, Frank has dedicated countless hours to Australian football in schools and communities.

Frank is determined for his community to fully recognise the way forward with governments and is there to support this is any way he can.

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