Janine Coombs

Emerging Leader 2013 – 2014

Janine Coombs
Janine Coombs

Janine Coombs is a Wotjoboluk woman who has taken on a number of significant leadership roles in her community in the area of native title, but she has also dedicated herself to promoting social and emotional issues and is passionate about the need for a stronger Aboriginal voice.

She believes that building and reclaiming cultural foundations are critical to survival and she is privileged to promote these foundations, and is determined to leave a legacy for generations to come.

Janine’s 20+ years of experience includes the Deputy Chair of Barengi Gadjin Land Council, member of the Victorian Traditional Owner Settlement Framework Executive Committee, member of the National Heritage Trust’s Indigenous Advisory Committee, member of the University of Melbourne’s Traditional Owner and Elders Reference Group, member of the Victorian Aboriginal Treaty Working Group, Director of Barpa Construction and the Chairperson of the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations.