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Parker, Kirstie

New South Wales, Australia
Editor, Journalist, Print Journalist and Radio Journalist


Kirstie Parker is a Yuwallarai woman from New South Wales with more than twenty years experience in journalism and communications, which has included stints on ABC Radio, the West Australian newspaper and a weekly regional newspaper in far north Queensland.

As well as working for media outlets, she has:

  • been Media and Communications Manager at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) in Canberra
  • run the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC)
  • been the Director of the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute - Tandanya in Adelaide
  • been the Director of Public Affairs for ATSIC
  • been the media adviser to a Federal Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

Since July 2006, she has been the Editor of the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander newspaper, the Koori Mail.



c. 1980 -
Career in journalism active
Awarded the Centenary Medal - For contributions to the Indigenous community and Australian Life

Sources used to compile this entry: Funnell, Antony and Davies, Andrew, On the record with Kirstie Parker, Media Report, ABC Radio National, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2007,; 'Kirstie Parker', One Future Forum 2007 Website, [accessed 2007-11-27].

Nikki Henningham

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