16th Reintegration Puzzle Conference

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
1-3 March 2023

Changing Seasons,
Changing Lives

Naomi Murphy

Yarning Circles Lead
The Justice Map

Naomi is a Wakka Wakka Murri woman, a well-known justice advocate, and the recipient of the 2018 Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership Award. She has worked with the Centre for Innovative Justice, and with Woor-Dungin, where she was a driving force in establishing the Aboriginal Ex Offender Employment Project.

In 2019, Naomi presented testimony of her own lived experience around Criminal Record Discrimination at the Victorian State Parliament enquiry into Spent Conviction legislation, and arranged a series of community meetings. Her advocacy proved catalytic in persuading the enquiry to recommend a Spent Convictions scheme for Victoria.

Naomi has worked for many years as a cultural mentor supporting Aboriginal women incarcerated in prisons across Victoria. She is heavily involved in community activities regarding Aboriginal health, sport, culture and education, and “Dreamtime Dance Troupe”, an Indigenous Contemporary troupe that has danced across Victoria for over 15 years.