Oxfam announces new Manager for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s Program

Campaigns and Advocacy, Indigenous Affairs, Media Releases, News article written on the 28 Mar 2013

Oxfam Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Karrina Nolan as National Manager of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s Program (ATSIPP).

She takes up the role after Karina Menkhorst left to pursue opportunities in the Northern Territory.

Karrina joined Oxfam in January 2011 as coordinator of Straight Talk, a program that brings Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from throughout the country to Canberra to meet with women from all sides of politics.

She is an Irish/Aboriginal woman from Yorta Yorta country in Victoria.

She is an activist, organiser and community cultural development facilitator, with 18 years’ experience working for social justice.

Karrina has worked with many community organisations, women’s services and environmental justice groups, and has a long history of working on community campaigns both in Australia and internationally.

Karrina coordinated the Fairwear Campaign, a national campaign working to achieve wage justice for home-based clothing workers.

She has developed and delivered programs in remote and regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, including the Stylin’ UP regional program, working with young people and communities to develop confidence and pride.












For further information, please contact Laurelle Keough on 0425 701 801 or laurellek@oxfam.org.au