Josephine Cashman

Josephine Cashman

Josephine Amy Cashman is an Aboriginal Australian lawyer and entrepreneur, of Warrimay heritage. Cashman was an inaugural member of the Prime Minister's Indigenous Advisory Council in 2013, appointed by Tony Abbott. She has addressed a UN Human Rights Council session focussing on violence against Indigenous girls and women.

Josephine is a former Crown Prosecutor, a lawyer and a businesswoman with more than two decades of experience working towards economic progress for Aboriginal people. She sits on the Board of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. Josephine was selected as a friend of the Commonwealth Treasury in 2016 and in 2018, and was an honoured recipient of the UTS Faculty of Law Alumni Award for Excellence. She has undertaken numerous consultancy and voluntary roles for a variety of private, public and not-for-profit organisations.

In 2016, Josephine founded the Big River Impact Foundation (BRIF), an Indigenous philanthropic entity committed to community involvement in decision making and economic freedom for Aboriginal people. BRIF aims to transition Indigenous people away from welfare dependency towards economic freedom. Josephine has also founded One Voice Australia, which is committed to a united Australia.

Articles by Josephine Cashman:

  • 15 December 2021

    12.8 MINS

    Rampant corruption under the guise of Indigenous rights activism has disenfranchised Aboriginal people over recent decades. Can we stop the rot and start anew?

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  • 1 September 2021

    6.5 MINS

    Documents released yesterday by Aboriginal organisation Your Life Your Vote: Take Control show Federal Labor leader and Leader of the Opposition, Anthony Albane

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  • 25 August 2021

    4 MINS

    Indigenous leaders are incensed over the conflation of traditional Aboriginal culture and the Wiggles' new LGBT-friendly iteration. Australian children’s entert

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  • 24 August 2021

    3.8 MINS

    Wilcannia: a case study in unforeseen problems and decades of ongoing political incompetence. New South Wales is now in the middle of a state-wide Covid-19 lock

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  • 7 August 2021

    3.6 MINS

    Ridiculous and divisive race-based ideology must be kept out of Australia’s school curriculum, parliament and constitution. The Your Life Your Vote: Take Contro

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  • 6 August 2021

    3.5 MINS

    Latest Closing the Gap report again highlights the waste, incompetence and corruption endemic in Australia’s Aboriginal affairs industrial complex The latest Cl

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  • 27 July 2021

    6.5 MINS

    Most Australians view police as protectors and have trust and respect for their authority. Unfortunately, this belief does not extend so readily through indigen

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  • 20 July 2021

    12.3 MINS

    I still believe there is nothing you can change from outside; you can scream your head off, you can fight and no-one is going to take any damn notice if they do

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  • 15 July 2021

    2.5 MINS

    Polling booth figures in far north Queensland and the Northern Territory provide an insight into the extent to which Aboriginal people are used as “polling boot

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  • 13 July 2021

    3.1 MINS

    A new Indigenous organisation -- Your Life Your Vote: Take Control -- was launched last week on 8 July 2021, with the aim of stopping the Labor Party, the Green

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