Professor Jack Beetson

Professor Jack Beetson

Professor Jack Beetson is a Ngemba Aboriginal man from western NSW who has been actively involved in Indigenous education in Australia and internationally for over 30 years. He is not an academic researcher and does not have a track record in the academic sense.  However, since April 2009, he has held an Adjunct Professor appointment with the Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law.  This appointment came about in recognition of the contribution he has made to the university and in other areas to the development of policies and programs for Aboriginal development.

Professor Beetson's experience in a leadership and advisory role include:

  • Interim Chair, National Aboriginal Environment Trust, 2008-2009
  • Member, Northern Rivers Catchments Management Authority, 2004-2008
  • NSW Commission for Children and Young People
  • Member, Expert Advisory Panel, 2004-2007
  • Member, Child Death Review Committee,  2007-2009
  • Member, Australian National Training Authority Indigenous Advisory Council 1993-2000
  • Director and Foundation President, Federation of Independent Aboriginal Educational Providers, 1994-2000
  • Member, Council of Southern Cross University 1996-1998
  • Member, Sydney ATSIC Regional Council 1993-1998
  • Member, MCEETYA Task Force on Aboriginal Education 1995-1997
  • Member, Council of University of Technology Sydney, 1993-1996
  • Member, Executive Committee, Adult Learning Australia 1991-1994

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