Monique Laurie

Monique Laurie is a proud Yaegl/Widjabul woman from Yamba in NSW.

Monique believes that a lack of access to quality education and healthcare services create serious ongoing issues for young people in rural communities.

She says better service access, and more education and employment opportunities would assist young people with their confidence to actively participate in community life.

Monique is a member of the Birrigan Gargle Local Aboriginal Land Council, was a Yalari education captain at her high school, mentored younger students and has held multiple leadership roles across her school life.