Fellows of Senate

Rachel Perkins

Rachel Perkins was a Fellow of Senate appointed by the Minister for Education.

Ms Perkins' term/s of office as a Fellow of Senate:

  • term 1: 1 August 2011 - March 2013

Profile

Fellow of Senate, 2011 - 2013

Ms Perkins is an established filmmaker who has contributed extensively to the development of Indigenous filmmakers in Australia and, more broadly, the Australian film industry.

In addition to her experience as an executive producer for both the ABC and SBS, Ms Perkins has had a successful film and documentary making career, directing the feature films Bran Nue Dae, Radiance and One Night the Moon, which received five Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards, as well as the critically acclaimed television series First Australians, which won the 2008 Logie Award for Best Documentary.

Ms Perkins is from the Arrernte and Kalkadoon nations. She has previously served on the Council of the Australian Film Television and Radio School, the NSW FTO, the Australia Film Commission and is a founding member of the National Indigenous Television Service.