The Advisory Group is made up of First Nations Australians who are experts and advocates in digital inclusion and the media and broadcasting sector.

We’re supported by the Digital Inclusion Expert Panel.

Co-Chairs

Ms Dot West OAM is a Noongar woman from the southwest of Western Australia.

Dot was a member of the SBS Board from 2012 to 2022 and has worked in the media industry since 1987.

She has also served on numerous other boards, including as the Inaugural Vice Chairperson of NITV, Screenwest, and as Chair of First Nations Media Australia.

Associate Professor Lyndon Ormond-Parker is an expert in First Nations digital inclusion, cultural heritage and on-country learning.

Dr Lyndon Ormond-Parker is an Alyawarr man from the Barkly Tableland region of the Northern Territory, and currently lives in Melbourne.

Members

Professor Bronwyn Carlson is an expert in First Nations social media use and online safety who was born and works on D’harawal country in New South Wales.

Ms Talei Elu is a Saibai Koedal woman from Seisia, and is a member of the Queensland Government First Nations Consultative Committee. She is currently studying at ANU in Canberra.

Ms Naomi Moran is a Nyangbal, Arakwal and Dunghutti woman from New South Wales, the Chair of First Nations Media Australia (FNMA) and General Manager of Koori Mail Newspaper.

Dr Heron Loban is a Mabuyag Malu Ki’ai woman with family connections to the Mabuiag and Boigu islands in the Torres Strait. She is on the Indigenous Advisory Group at the Australian Securities and Investment Commission and the Australian Government’s First Nations Clean Energy and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee.

Mr Jerome Cubillo is a Larrakia and Wadjigan man with family connections to the Torres Strait Islands and currently holds the position of CEO of the Northern Territory Indigenous Business Network (NTIBN). He is a member of the Northern Australia Indigenous Reference Group in the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts.