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Andrew Jackomos appointed inaugural First Nations board member at Victoria Legal Aid

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Greek Aboriginal, Andrew Jackomos, has been appointed the inaugural First Nations member on the board of Victoria Legal Aid, reported The Mandarin.

Born to a Kastellorizian father, Alick, and Yorta Yorta and Gunditjmara mother, Merele, who married in 1951 in Australia, Jackomos is from the north-central and south-west Victoria.

According to Victoria Legal Aid, Jackomos has followed in the footsteps of his parents with a “lifelong commitment to improving social justice outcomes for First Peoples both in Victoria and nationwide.”

The Board of Directors are responsible for ensuring Victoria Legal Aid meets its statutory objectives and duties in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1978.

Jackomos has been a Principal Advisor of Koori Policies and Strategies with Courts Services Victoria since April 2023.

In previous roles, Jackomos has served as a director, First Peoples engagement with the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games and special adviser, and Aboriginal self-determination with the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Victoria Legal Aid said in a statement about Jackomos’ new appointed role on the board: “Andrew’s significant experience and knowledge will be an enormous attribute.”

“Andrew’s appointment is an important step towards our ongoing commitment to reflect the diversity of our clients, consumers and community throughout the organisation, including at its most senior levels,” the statement added.

Read: ‘We share a joy of family’: Andrew Jackomos on his Greek Aboriginal heritage

Source: The Mandarin and Victoria Legal Aid

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