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Selwyn Button

Selwyn Button
Selwyn Button
Director

Mr Selwyn Button is a Gungarri man from South West Queensland who was raised in Cherbourg. With extensive experience working towards the achievement of an empowered and sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health sector in Queensland, he is currently Assistant Director-General (Indigenous Education), Department of Education, Training and Employment, Queensland (previously the CEO of the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council [QAIHC]) and the Chairperson of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service Brisbane Limited. Mr Button has also served on numerous councils and committees including the Queensland Indigenous Education Consultative Committee, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Senior Health Officials Network and the Senior Officials National Network for Indigenous Education.

Mr Button has also held roles as the Director, Indigenous Health Policy Branch within Queensland Health, the General Manager of Sector Development at QAIHC, served as a Police Officer with the Queensland Police Service for six years and has worked in a variety of government policy development roles within the Department of Education and Training including a role as Principle Advisor within the Indigenous Education Branch. He is currently completing a Master of Business Administration at the University of Queensland, holds a Bachelor of Teaching degree and has been published regularly in Croakey, the Crikey health blog with a focus on the health of Australia’s First Peoples. In 2013, he was a contributing author to Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease in Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Services in Queensland: A quality improvement study assessing change in selected clinical performance indicators over time in a cohort of services published in BMJ Open.