Desmond has been secretary of the Castlemaine Community House for the last four years. As part of that role he represents the Community House on the Naldurun Upper Loddon Group which is the local indigenous advocacy and reconciliation organisation convened by the Dja Dja Warrung people.

“Member organisations are looking for more open and accessible channels of communication and influence so that NHVic’s priorities can truly reflect the membership’s priorities. I believe the neighbourhood house sector can play a more active role in promoting Indigenous recognition and reconciliation initiatives within their communities.”