Tim is 27 years old, of Kamilaroi and Tongan
heritage. He views his work on Living Black, Australias only primetime
Indigenous news & current affairs TV show - as an opportunity
to learn more about the issues faced by Aboriginal people from
all walks of life day-to-day, and to give a voice to those who
otherwise would not be empowered to have theirs be listened to.
Tim has a broad interest in media production, with experience in web, radio, publishing and video, and comes from a background in volunteering and activism within community organisations and the student movement. He has been involved in creating greater links between Indigenous uni students across campuses Australia-wide, in lobbying to protect sites from encroaching development, and in working to improve educational outcomes for students in high school.
In 2003, Tim began working on short films, first
as a writer and director with Metro Screens Indigenous Mentor
Scheme (now the Lester Bostock Scheme) and further into 2004 on
a range of stories, in varied roles with other Aboriginal media
Also in 2004, Tim was an Australian delegate
to Oxfams International Youth Parliament. This allowed him a greater
perspective on the united struggle of first peoples from around
the world, which is now a key focus for the work he intends to
do in the future. Following on from the stepping stone that Living
Black will provide, Tim hopes to continue working within and for
Indigenous communities, in Australia - and beyond.
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