Promoting culturally appropriate AOD services for Aboriginal women – IWD 2022

This panel forms part of NADA’s series of talks for International Women’s Day 2022, themed ‘Break the bias’. Speakers explore forms of bias Aboriginal women face in seeking support from AOD and community services. Panellists also provide practical tips about ways AOD community services can create safer environments for Aboriginal women in their everyday practice.


  • Leanne Lawrence. Lee is an Aboriginal woman who has ties to Jerrinja Mob, and is accepted by Wodi Wodi Mob in the Illawarra. She is a Team Leader at Nana Muru, Lives Lived Well.
  • Raechel Wallace. Raechel is a Wandi Wandian woman from the Yuin Nation. She is the Aboriginal Programs Manager at NADA, and is a Research Assistant at NDARC.
  • Jacqui Kelly. Jacqui is the Quality Improvement and Support Officer at The Glen for Women. She grew up on Dharug land and is currently situated on Darkinyung land.
  • Kylie Cassidy: Wiradjuri Migay and the CEO of The Glen for Women (on Darkinyung Country).

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