Dr Jackie Huggins AM FAHA is Bidjara and Birri Gubba Juru from Queensland. Jackie is the Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples. She was the National Co-ordinator for the Aboriginal Women’s Unit in DAA in 1984 and on the Steering Committee for the Aboriginal Women’s Task Force which produced the Women’s Business report.
She was the Co-Commissioner for the Inquiry Into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families. She was the first Indigenous woman to Chair the Queensland Ministerial Council for Domestic Violence and on the Indigenous Reference Group for 14 years, Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, Central Queensland University, Mackay. In honour of this work she was granted an Honorary doctorate from CQU in December 2017. She has written widely on women’s issues, feminism and history.