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Claire (she/they) is a young person living and working on the land of the Dhudhuroa and Taungurung clans in rural Victoria. Identifying as queer and disabled, Claire’s advocacy focuses on equity and accessibility in a range of areas including education, health, disaster recover and youth spaces.

They have been involved in various youth advocacy boards including the Victorian Student Representative Council’s Executive Committee and Woman With Disabilities Australia’s Youth Advisory Panel. In April 2021, Claire was the first young person to address the Victorian Government at the regional sitting of Parliament after the 2019/2020 Bushfires. 

Claire graduated VCE in 2021 and while taking her gap year this year, they are working full-time in the craft beer industry. In their down time, Claire spends time with her dog, Bear, and her cat, Poppy, and exploring the area they live and work in.

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