Professor Tom Calma, AO, is an elder from the Kungarakan and Iwaidja tribal groups from the south-west Darwin region and the Cobourg Peninsula in the Northern Territory. Tom served about 45 years in the Australian public sector with a difference. Some of the notable positions he held in his service were the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner and Race Discrimination Commissioner and he served as a senior Australian diplomat in India and Vietnam. Tom has dedicated his life to the cause of human rights and social justice, and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Analysis of his life and practice shows inspirational contributions and qualities.
|Title of host publication||Empowering social workers|
|Subtitle of host publication||Virtuous practitioners|
|Editors||Manohar Pawar, Richard Hugman, Andrew Alexandra, A.W. (Bill) Anscombe|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
Alexandra, A., & Pawar, M. (2017). Empower people to take control of their own lives - Tom Calma, AO. In M. Pawar, R. Hugman, A. Alexandra, & A. W. B. Anscombe (Eds.), Empowering social workers: Virtuous practitioners (1st ed., pp. 53-75). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3809-9_4