We are excited to announce that as of the 1st March 2020 Aunty Lorraine Hatton became the first Patron of the Indigenous Youth Mobility Pathways Project.

Aunty Lorraine is a Ngughi/Noonnuccal, female elder and is a voice and advocate for Australia’s first peoples and first people’s youth groups and continues to provide service, in her new-found community, as a female mentor with the ‘Beyond the Bronco’s Academy’ and Ambassador and Mentor for the ‘Preston Campbell Foundation’.

Lorraine Hatton OAM, formally recognised as an Indigenous Quandamooka woman, and Elder, retired from the Australian Regular Army, after 20 years of service, in 2007. After a nomadic career that saw her live both widely throughout Australia and abroad, Aunty Lorraine settled in South East Queensland where she has been an avid supporter of and has worked tirelessly to help support our Indigenous youth and their endeavours.

On the 21st May 2020 Aunty Lorraine was also appointed as the first female and current Indigenous Elder of the Australian Army, and IYMP would love to congratulate her on this significant achievement and extend our warmest welcome to Aunty Lorraine as our first patron!