Amy McQuire was Indigenous X host from December 19 to December 27, 2013.
Five questions to Amy
I’m currently editor of Tracker Magazine, an Aboriginal rights-based publication published by the NSW Aboriginal Land Council. Previously I worked at the National Indigenous Times, and NITV News as a political correspondent. I’m passionate about developing a strong Indigenous media sector through my work at Tracker and my role on the board of the Australian Indigenous Communications Association (AICA), the peak body for Indigenous media.
My other role model is my aunty Mabel Edmund, who was the first Aboriginal woman elected to local government in Australia. Not only was she the only Aboriginal person on the Livingstone Shire Council at the time, she was also the only Labor representative amongst a green sea of Nationals. She was a strong Darumbal and South Sea Islander woman, a talented artist and an award-winning writer.
I have one other role model: the late great astronomer Carl Sagan, who opened up the beauty of the universe and made me realise how important it is we look after our Earth, “the only home we’ve ever known”
Also, more time for video games, there’s never enough time for video games.