Duane Fraser

Duane is a Wulgurukaba and Bidjara man from Queensland. He is Co-Chair of the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus, Expert Member of the Reef Integrated Monitoring Program – Heritage, Member of the Commonwealth Environment Indigenous Advisory Committee and Member of the Great Barrier Reef Advisory Committee. Duane stands proudly on the shoulders of those that led before him and has spent the last three years solidly elevating the struggles and empowerment of Traditional Owners of the Great Barrier Reef. Duane was a critical driver for inclusion of Traditional Owner perspectives within the landmark Reef 2050 Plan, and is particularly focused on inspiring the next generation of leaders for the Great Barrier Reef and marine systems, advocating for greater participation of Indigenous youth, especially young Indigenous women, in decision making structures.