Don’s connection with aboriginal people goes back to the early days of the Land Rights movement when he produced some of the earliest television programs dealing with this fundamental issue. Since then he has been involved at many levels and travelled the nation in effort to support Indigenous Australians including acting as a consultant to a major Federal Government Indigenous men’s health project.
He is a keynote speaker on Aboriginal health in a wide variety of forums.
He has worked on a range of projects with NSW Aboriginal Land Council in communities across the state. Don acts as a cultural advisor the Noetic Group and Equbed. Don is a member of the advisory group for the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission and has worked in health promotion for the NSW Department of Health.
He spent several years on the ABC’s NSW Advisory Board and as an academic training some of Australia’s most prominent media personalities and journalists. He is a Winston Churchill Fellow and holds a Master of Arts in Mass Communication. As a documentary film maker he was winner of a United Nations Media Peace Prize and acts as a provider of media training to the Public Interest Advocacy Centre and the board of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council.
He recently joined the Board of the Children’s Global Hygiene Foundation.
He’s known in Central Australia as Tjungurrayi and Wotama in recognition of his strong connection with Aboriginal people.