Patrick Dodson is a Labor senator for Western Australia and Shadow Assistant Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. A Yawuru man from Broome in Western Australia, he has extensive experience in Aboriginal affairs, previously as director of the Central and Kimberley Land Councils and as a commissioner in the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. He also served as inaugural chair of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation and as co-chair of the Expert Panel for Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians.

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Pieces by Patrick Dodson

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