John Paul is Wuthathi from Cape York and from Murray Island in the Torres Strait. Born in Cairns, he has worked in media and communications related roles within Indigenous Affairs for some thirty years.

He is currently co-owner of Rork Projects, a national Indigenous fit-out and refurbishment company servicing the corporate and government sectors, and the co-host of NITV’s flagship news and current affairs show ‘The Point’. 

John Paul joined the National NAIDOC Committee in 2012 and is the Co-Chair of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre in Canberra.

Patricia is a descendant of the Kuku Yalanji people of North Queensland, where her grandfather was taken from his country to Cherbourg in South Queensland. 

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