Caroline Hughes




I am a proud Ngunnawal woman that is known for bringing people together from many nations and all walks of life to work in harmony and to excel. Under my management, I have continuously grown the capacity of Yurauna Centre to meet the needs of individuals and community. I am most proud of the fact that Yurauna is highly successful – due to ensuring our Aboriginal cultural is at the foremost of all that we do.

I believe in leading the way by example – Cultural Safety is more than words or artwork! It’s personally practicing what I demand of others. Which means accountability for myself and for governments.


I am known as someone that has proven leadership skills, excellent financial management skills with an ability to look beyond what I’m told. I have supported countless individuals in gaining qualifications and succeeding in their employment goals. I manage with high integrity – honesty with high cultural and moral values.

Those that know me recognize that I have an open door policy and those individuals. Our people are more than just a statistic – I know that policy cannot be a one size fits all!


Under my leadership ACT has the best outcomes nationally in the training sector for First Nations peoples. I am passionate about what I do because I have seen the power that education has. I know that education is the key that unlocks all dreams and opens opportunities.

Those that have needed help know that I ensure I’ve gone beyond to support. In other words I deliver outcomes for my people by ensuring I listen, investigate and then take action. I am at a point in my life that it is time to help others achieve the successes I have.


My top five priorities, but not limited to:


  1. Cultural Heritage
  2. Community Development
  3. Education
  4. Health
  5. Employment


As a leader and professional educator I have developed, implemented, and facilitated educational programs to meet the needs of community.

I hope that you the individual see the value that I can add to our Elected Body! My promise is to work with you for all our community.