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Shouwn Oosting

First Nations Advisory Committee member Shouwn Oosting
First Nations Advisory Committee member Shouwn Oosting

Shouwn is a Waanyi Garrwa descendant and has over 20 years’ experience working in both the federal and state public sector with a strong focus on Aboriginal affairs policy coordination and program delivery.

Shouwn is passionate about Reconciliation and improving outcomes for Australia’s First Nations peoples and has worked across key portfolios including Aboriginal health workforce development, health, further education and employment, Aboriginal affairs and reconciliation, Aboriginal engagement, and public sector employment.

More recently Shouwn has worked as a consultant with KSJ Consulting Service Pty Ltd to deliver Aboriginal engagement consultancy services to a diverse range of clients across industry sectors including construction, South Australian Government, training and community sectors.

Shouwn has extensive experience in the development and delivery of Aboriginal employment and workforce development policy and programs, Aboriginal engagement plans, cultural capability training programs, Reconciliation Action Plans and public participation plans, and has participated on numerous local, state and national committees and working groups on Aboriginal employment, workforce development and Reconciliation. He is a trained facilitator and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Management), a Bachelor of Laws and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Shouwn is also a member of the SAFC’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Working Group, and says: “I have a passion for reconciliation and extensive experience in RAP development and delivery.  I am a longstanding member and current chair of Campbelltown Council’s Reconciliation Advisory Committee and I’m also a current member of Reconciliation SA’s RAP Working Group and the SACE Board’s RAP Working Group.  I was also a former board member of Reconciliation SA and a former member of Adelaide City Council’s Reconciliation Committee and I’ve been involved in several RAP development processes during my career in the SA Public Sector and more recently through our consultancy.  I would very much like to contribute to and support SAFC with its RAP and reconciliation journey.”

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