Indigenous Environmental Health: Report of the Fifth National Conference 2004

Appendix 2: National Indigenous Environmental Health Forum

Page last updated: 30 October 2006

Terms of Reference

The NIEHF, comprising Indigenous environmental health practitioners from around Australia, was established as a reference group of the enHealth Council.

The Terms of Reference agreed to by the members of the NIEHF and the enHealth Council in 2000 are to:
  • identify and provide policy advice to the enHealth Council on Indigenous and environmental health issues
  • provide comment to the enHealth Council on national strategies/activities that impact on environmental and public health issues
  • provide input and direction into the Indigenous Environmental Health Conference/Workshops and other mainstream conferences relating to environmental health.



Xavier Schobben,
Director, Environmental Health,
Department of Health and Community Services,
Northern Territory


New South Wales
Glenn Pearce,
Senior Environmental Health Officer,
New England Public Health Unit, Tamworth

Shane Nichols,
Aboriginal Services Manager,
Quality Improvement Unit, Barwon-South Western Region,
Department of Human Services, Victoria

Clayton Abreu,
Indigenous Environmental Health Coordinator,
Tropical Public Health Unit, Cairns

Western Australia
Iris Prouse,
Coordinating Officer, Environmental Health,
Kimberley Public Health Unit, Derby

Susan Murphy,
Pilbara Meta Maya RAC, Derby

South Australia
Julie Driver,
Environmental Health Officer, Regional Services Branch,
Department of Human Services, South Australia (Deputy Chair)

Jeanette James,
Aboriginal Policy Officer,
Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania

Northern Territory
Zane Hughes,
Lecturer, Environmental Health,
Batchelor Institute of Tertiary Education, Batchelor

Vinny Valentine,
Department of Health, Western Australia

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