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Hayley McQuire

Board Director

Darumbal and South Sea Islander

Hayley is a proud Darumbal and South Sea Islander woman from Rockhampton Central Queensland and a passionate advocate for Indigenous social justice and First Nations lead education. Her roots are in Indigenous community media, vocational training and Indigenous Affairs policy. She was selected and served for four years on the Youth Advocacy Group for the UN Secretary General’s Global Education First Initiative to support young people around the world to advocate for their rights to education. She worked with national education coalitions to advocate for education rights and policy in Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.  In 2015, Hayley facilitated the first national meeting to establish the National Indigenous Youth Education Coalition, where she currently acts as National Coordinator and Director. She is also the current Co-Chair of Learning Creates Australia, a growing alliance of people and organisations committed to education change in Australia

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