CEO Antoinette Braybrook made Member of the Order of Australia

Quote attributable to Marion Hansen Chairperson Djirra, on behalf of Djirra’s Board

“We’re delighted Antoinette’s outstanding Victorian, national, and international contribution to the prevention of family violence has been recognised with her appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia.

This honour celebrates Antoinette’s exceptional leadership as Djirra’s CEO and her many years as a powerful voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island women, amplifying their voices, validating their experiences, and working towards ending family violence.

Antoinette’s passion for justice and her unwavering vision and commitment have seen Djirra grow and thrive since its establishment 20 years ago.

Her leadership and advocacy have supported thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island women in their journey to safety, wellbeing, and self-determination.”


Quote attributable to Antoinette Braybrook CEO Djirra 

“I am honoured to be acknowledged together with many other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and indeed all women, who have been recognised for the work that we do. I am only recognised in this way because of the trust and belief that Aboriginal women place in our fierce organisation, Djirra.”  


Antoinette Braybrook has limited availability for interviews 


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Media contacts: 

Amy Moore, Strategic Advisor, Office of the CEO 0499 490 293

About Djirra
Djirra is a specialist family violence Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation established in 2002. Djirra provides culturally safe legal and non-legal holistic support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, predominantly women and children. Djirra has strong connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the community through our Koori Women’s Place and delivery of prevention programs such as Sisters Day Out, Young Luv and Dilly Bag.

About Antoinette Braybrook
Antoinette Braybrook is an Aboriginal woman who was born in Victoria on Wurundjeri country. Antoinette’s grandfather and mother’s line is through the Kuku Yalanji, North Queensland. Antoinette has been the CEO of Djirra since inception in 2002. Antoinette is also Co-Chair of Change the Record, the country’s only First Nations led coalition of legal, health and family violence prevention experts.  


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