Jason Coombes

Jason is a proud Kurnai man from Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust, Victoria. He was one of the first Aboriginal QANTAS Long Haul Flight attendants in a career of 15 years that took him all over the world. He entered nursing as a second career so he could give back to his community, studying at RMIT Melbourne. He did the pilot cadetship program at St Vincent’s Hospital, winning the Cadet of the Year award , and continued his graduate year there in emergency and the endocrine ward. After two years as an RN with the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, he worked in Aurukun, far north Queensland, as a CNC for two years. Currently Jason is working as an RN in the Oak Valley/Maralinga Aboriginal Community Controlled Heath Service, far north west South Australia. In Jason’s words, “I love being on the front line working remotely with my people”. 

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