June Riemer is a Dunghutti woman and Deputy CEO of the national peak representative organisation, First Peoples Disability Network – of and for First Peoples with disability.
June has championed and fought selflessly for the rights of our peoples, vulnerable Australians who experience discrimination and disadvantage. She leads and inspires a dedicated team of staff and volunteers and is trusted and respected by Elders in communities around the country.
June has worked in the disability/community sector for over 40 years and shares her knowledge in an advisory capacity across multiple boards and reference groups ensuring the rights and culture of our people are represented, respected and protected. She is a fearless advocate for those who do not have the opportunity to be heard.
June has represented Australia’s First People with disability alongside Indigenous leaders, leaders living with disability at the United Nations in both New York and Geneva. She has nurtured emerging leaders and supported them to attend UN. She is an accomplished speaker and is respected for telling it like it is and sharing real insights based on her extensive work and travel in Aboriginal communities around Australia, particularly in rural and remote areas.
In recent years June has shown exceptional leadership as considerable changes occur nationally in the disability sector. She has led multiple national conferences and training workshops with the goal of ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people do not get left behind, are included and have culturally appropriate access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.