NAIDOC WEEK 7-14 JULY 2019
Person of the Year 2018 June Oscar AO

June Oscar AO

2018
Person of the Year

June Oscar AO has an impressive history of extraordinary change making.

A proud Bunuba woman from Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley, June is a courageous leader well known for championing the rights of her people, and for her tireless work in the preservation of ancient languages.

She is a strong advocate for the quality of life of Aboriginal people, especially vulnerable women and children. June is currently serving as the first female Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.

In this role, she is spearheading the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project with the Australian Government, which aims to enhance and realise the rights of women and girls by guiding and influencing policies, and providing conditions for change now and for generations to come. 

June is an authoritative voice, and a shining example of the extraordinary capabilities of women to make impacts not only in their own communities, but across the nation.