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Maurita Cavanough is the director of Jarjum Centre Inc., an aboriginal educational setting in Northern NSW. Her passions include community led capacity building, mentoring, early childhood education, and transformative education.

Maurita collaborates with wide range of services within her community to provide a holistic wrap around service, for children and families that attend Jarjum Centre.

She was selected for oxfam’s 2016 Straight Talk program, aimed at connecting Aboriginal women with the political system.

Maurita is a Bundjalung woman who lives in Lismore NSW with her children, and foster children.