Aunty Lyn Cullinane

Council Member, Aged Care Council of Elders

Biography

Aunty Lyn is a Mununjali woman with cultural ties to the tribal areas of Beaudesert, Queensland. She has family connections to the area through her great-great grandparents who descended from two large tribes.

Lyn is passionate about social justice and improving outcomes for disadvantaged groups, including older First Nations people and people from and culturally and lingistically diverse backgrounds.

Following the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, Lyn worked as one of the first Indigenous counsellors in a correctional facility. She was also a member of a taskforce that focused on family violence in remote Indigenous communities in Queensland.

Lyn’s passion is helping mob to understand and access the aged care system in a culturally safe way.