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Prof Parter is a proud Murri woman from Darumbai and Jura clans of the Birra Gubba Nation, born in Bowen, QLD. She also has South Sea Island heritage from Tanna Island in Vanuatu. After working in her local community as a registered nurse, midwife, and Aboriginal Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, she worked in government roles, shaping policies in child protection, law, justice and health at both state and national levels.