First Nations Issues Committee

Chair - Simeon Beckett and Avelina Tarrago

The role of the Indigenous Issues Committee is to keep abreast of issues with respect to Indigenous Australians and the Australian legal system and, as needed, to provide advice, evaluate legislation and draft articles and submissions on relevant subjects to the ABA Executive. Priority objectives are the formulation of policies related to constitutional recognition and Indigenous incarceration.


Simeon Beckett (NSW) – Co-Chair

Avelina Tarrago (Qld) – Co-Chair

Andrew Boe (Qld/NSW)

Thomas Keely SC (Vic)

Susan Phillips (NSW) 

Anne Sheehan (Vic)

Damian Beaufils (NSW)

David Yarrow (VIC)