Having worked with organisations focussed on young people, students, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and vulnerable families and children Julian has developed high level skills in the areas of consultation, liaison, public policy development, organisational governance and public advocacy.
Julian has extensive experience working with national and state based peak bodies focussed on young people, students, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and vulnerable families and children. He has previously worked with the Victorian TAFE Students Network, Australian Youth Policy and Action Coalition, Youth Affairs Council of Victoria and was the Executive Officer with SNAICC, the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care, from 1998 to 2009.
To build on policy expertise in the areas of employment, education, training, Aboriginal child welfare, child protection Julian completed a Masters in Policy and Management including a published research report on Indigenous child neglect and abuse in the Northern Territory, State of Denial: The Neglect and Abuse of Indigenous Children in the Northern Territory.
In 2009, Julian joined Berry Street as the Director of Public Policy and Practice Development, a role in which he has led the development of Berry Street’s public policy agenda.
He has served on a number of Boards and Councils including; Australian Government/Community Sector Compact – Expert Advisory Panel, Families Australia Board, Child and Family Welfare Association of Australia (CAFWAA) Board, the Australian Council of Social Service Board, the National Children’s Services Forum, and the Commonwealth Child Care Advisory Group.