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MEDIA RELEASE: CAPA and NATSIPA strengthen ties for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate student representation

7 Dec 18

CAPA and NATSIPA strengthen ties for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate student representation

The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) is proud to continue our close working relationship with the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Association (NATSIPA), empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices on postgraduate issues.

We welcome Victoria Van Schie as CAPA’s 2019 NATSIPA Liaison Officer. The NATSIPA Liaison Officer is appointed by NATSIPA to be a member of the CAPA Executive committee and ensures that our two organisations are both well-placed to advocate on issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate students.

CAPA furthermore thanks our 2018 NATSIPA Liaison Officer, Dr Sharlene Leroy-Dyer, for her years of service to CAPA. We welcome her continued contributions, as she has also been appointed to the working group for implementation of CAPA’s new governance structure.

Finally, we extend our sincere thanks to the 2018 NATSIPA President, Dr Sadie Heckenberg, for her work with both organisations. We look forward to continued collaboration with NATSIPA under their incoming 2019 President, Gina Masterton.

NATSIPA National President Dr Sadie Heckenberg says, “NATSIPA greatly values our close ties with CAPA and their diverse team. Working together has meant greater representation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate students, and I have valued my time with both NATSIPA and CAPA.”

CAPA National President Natasha Abrahams says, “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate students experience unique challenges and opportunities, and we seek to continue working with NATSIPA in support of the wellbeing of this cohort.”

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For comment:
CAPA National President Natasha Abrahams
M: 0430 076 993
E: president@capa.edu.au