June Riemer

Disability advocate and deputy CEO of First Peoples Disability Network

2022 NSW Australian of the Year Nominee

Dunghutti woman June Riemer is the Deputy CEO of First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN). She’s worked in the sector for over 40 years, leading and inspiring her team as they navigate the changes in the national disability sector.

June has led multiple national conferences and training workshops. Her goal is to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people don’t get left behind and have culturally appropriate access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

She’s also an adviser to multiple boards and reference groups where she ensures the rights and culture of her people are represented, respected and protected. June has been a representative at the United Nations in both New York and Geneva.

An accomplished speaker, June is respected for telling it like it is. She shares real insights based on her extensive work and travel within Australia’s Aboriginal communities, particularly in rural and remote areas.

June’s vision and leadership has helped FPDN become a national organisation that’s making a difference.