Last year we formally welcomed Gamilaraay Criminology graduate Zoe Sands’ return to Walgett as a Project Officer with the Dharriwaa Elders Group. Zoe works with the Dealing with Fines team (you might have seen her in last year’s Dealing with Fine Debt webinar) and with the Ngarrangarra-li Walaaybaa River Rangers.

Here Zoe reflects on her role and the great value of community-led work:

'I have a passion to work towards creating a better place for my people and future generations. The YN Partnership does exactly that. At the moment I am hoping to expand the work that the Rangers do. Community-led work is important because people who live, work and know the ins and outs of the community have the knowledge and solutions on how to work with community members to resolve any issues or barriers they are facing. For me working in Walgett is rewarding. It is my hometown so working to improve the livelihood of the Walgett Aboriginal Community is a privilege.'