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July 2, 2020

After a very successful two and a half years of exceptional leadership, Professor Gregory Phillips is departing the Cathy Freeman Foundation and the distinguished Professor Larissa Behrendt AO will take over as Foundation Chair. 


May 4, 2020

Life for millions of Australians has drastically changed. Now more than ever, we all need to support one another and focus on what really matters to us most. Despite recent events, it's been a busy start to the year for the Foundation. I invite you to take a break and...

October 28, 2019

It's been a busy few months with some exciting new developments for the Foundation. We launched our new strategic direction, caught up with the participants of our life changing Horizons program and made some new friends at our Community Open Days. We celebrated the ac...

January 16, 2019

 Cameron Dhurrkay - Assistant Teacher 

Shepherdson College - Galiwin'ku

As a senior student in 2015, Cameron participated in the Horizons* program and, in November 2018, returned as an Assistant Teacher to help inspire the next generation of Galiwin’ku stu...

December 11, 2018

The Cathy Freeman Foundation is proud to celebrate and congratulate the first male student to graduate from his remote island school in Wurrumiyanga on the Tiwi Islands. A remarkable achievement for a community that only two years earlier celebrated the first student t...

December 10, 2018

Diarne* lives in the remote community of Wurrumiyanga in the Tiwi Islands. She is one of six siblings and is currently working hard to graduate from Year 12 this year. She is one of three students set to graduate in 2018 in Wurrumiyanga and will be celebrated by her en...

November 23, 2018

Rhys* is in Year 11 at Xavier Catholic College in Wurrumiyanga on the Tiwi Islands. He has three sisters and one little brother and says that his role model is his older sister because, “She did the right thing for me, told me to come to school every day.”  There are m...

September 20, 2018

I would like to introduce myself as the new CEO of the Cathy Freeman Foundation. I am a Barkindji Woman, of the Barkindji people of NSW, born and raised in Melbourne.

I am incredibly excited about the tremendous opportunities ahead where Indigenous children continue to...

August 27, 2018

The new Sprints Program is off to a great start in Galiwin’ku, with students enjoying activities such as cooking classes at the end of the school week. The Sprints Program, also running on Palm Island and Woorabinda, links in with the Starting Block Program by recognis...

July 23, 2018

The Cathy Freeman Foundation would like to announce the appointment of Jade Colgan to the position of Chief Executive Officer to the Cathy Freeman Foundation, commencing 20 August, 2018.

Jade is a Barkindji Woman, of the Barkindji people of NSW. Born and raised in Melbo...

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