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About Tony Dreise

Tony Dreise, BTeach Griffith, EMPA ANZSOG, and formerly Principal Research Fellow, Indigenous Education, ACER descends from the Guumilroi people of north-west New South Wales and south-west Queensland.
Tony is in the final stages of a PhD at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University, where he has been researching the relationship between Australian philanthropy and Indigenous education. He holds a Bachelor of Teaching degree and was one of the inaugural graduates of the Executive Masters of Public Administration with the Australian and New Zealand School of Government.
Tony has over 20 years high level experience in public policy, research, and education, having served as a Research Officer with Queensland's Aboriginal Justice Advisory Council; National Equity Manager with the Australian National Training Authority; National Executive Officer of Australia’s Indigenous Training Advisory Council; Principal Education Officer, Indigenous Education within the NSW Education Department; Executive Director of Indigenous Policy in the Queensland Government; and Social Inclusion and Aboriginal Partnerships Director with TAFE NSW.
Tony has served on a number of regional and national boards, including as a former President of the Northern Rivers Social Development Council; former Deputy Chair of the Northern Rivers Board of Regional Development Australia; and former Board member of both Adult Learning Australia and the National Vocational Equity Advisory Council.


2013 - 2016 Principal Research Fellow, Indigenous Education, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Research Interests

Indigenous education

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