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Working for a better future and outcomes for our children

Sector Profile - Erin Jia

60 seconds with Erin Jia

 Wuchopperen Health Services Recognised Entity Service Coordinator

Where your mob from:
Proud Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander woman - Malanbarra Yidinji (Goldsborough QLD), Komet Le – Murray Island & Badu Island

Name an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person that has influenced your life or encouraged to be the person you are?
My Grandmother Iris Nancy Jia (nee Maza), she was a strong, beautiful, caring, generous woman.

5 things I cannot live without:
My children, Island Dancing, My entire family, Island Kai Kai, my phone

What is your favourite flavoured ice cream?
Macadamia Nut

If you could have a drink with someone from history who would it be?
And what drink would you have? My Uncle Bob Maza and it would be a cuppa tea.

If you could be an animal what would you be?

What is your favourite season and why?
Winter – I love the cold.

What do you miss most about being a kid?
Camping with all my family on the beach, swimming in the water holes to bath.

What hobby or activity that you don’t do now but think you might like to do when you retire?
Cook – I love to cook, I just don’t have the time.

What goes through your mind when your boss asks to talk to you privately? What have I done?
Gammon. I know it would be to discuss a process as he’s new to the role.

What song do you love to dance to?
Beautiful Woman – Toots & the Maytails

  • Child Protection Environment


    of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were placed with a kinship or Indigenous carer.
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak


    There are 69,200 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children / young people in Queensland.