Tammy Williams

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Tammy Williams "is one of the Indigenous Directors on the IEP Board. She is a young Murri woman whose family come from Cherbourg Aboriginal Community in Queensland.

"Tammy has battled the many obstacles that Indigenous Australians face, to graduate with a Bachelor of Laws in 2001 from the Queensland University of Technology. She commenced her legal career with the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) in 1997 and is an admitted and practicing Barrister-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.

"Spurred by the personal and professional commitment all Board Directors have to the work of IEP as well as her own family's experience of the effects of welfare dependency, Tammy took 12 months leave without pay from her job as federal prosecutor with CDPP to work full time with IEP.

"Some of Tammy's many responsibilities include being a member of the IEP Review team; designing and implementing some of the organisation's new HR policies; providing input into IEP's expansion and Learning Network strategies and piloting a Legal Support Program, which seeks to provide corporate legal advice to Cape York businesses.

"Tammy is actively involved and connected to her community of Cherbourg and in particular helped with the community's recent Centenary Celebration. She is also writing a book with her mother on her mum's experience of being forced into domestic slavery at the age of 15.

"Tammy is enthused by the emerging younger leadership in Indigenous communities. Along with her fellow IEP board members, her long term commitment allows her to look forward to working with these young leaders in the future." [1]

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  1. Tammy Williams, Indigenous Enterprise Partnership, accessed March 6, 2008.