About Us

Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly (MPRA) is the peak representative structure that represents the interest of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in 16 communities across Western NSW.

MPRA and its membership of Community Working Parties, CWPs, form the governance framework that provides strategic engagement and co-ordination from Australian and NSW Governments and service providers for the delivery of services and programs against priorities determined by Aboriginal people through a comprehensive planning process. After some years of activity, membership was extended to include 4 Young Leader representatives who change from time to time and representatives from the 3 zone Land Council representatives covered by the Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly area.

MPRA's governance model promotes the practice of good governance, responsible leadership and empowerment, this is a legacy of the former Murdi Paaki ATSIC Regional Council.

"Community and Regional Governance
are the tools that hand responsibility to us."

MPRA Independent Chairperson


We are delighted to announce that Grace  Gordon has been appointed as the  Independent Chairperson of the Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly (MPRA).


Grace Gordon is a Ngemba Elder who has lived and worked in Brewarrina for most of her life.
Grace is a dedicated Board member of Murdi Paaki Services Limited and was Chairperson of Ngemba Community Working Party Brewarrina and MPRA delegate. Grace also is a RAHLA and Accord Mark II rep.

Grace is a strong advocate for social justice, equity and First Nation women and children’s wellbeing.