Yatu Widders-Hunt

Senior Consultant

Yatu is a descendant of the Dunghutti and Anaiwan peoples of the Northern Tablelands of NSW. She has worked in the Australian Public Service and for a number of media outlets, across issues of Indigenous Affairs, mental health and sustainability.

Yatu has worked as a communications professional in a variety of organisations including the National Mental Health Commission and Federal Environment and Immigration Departments. She has also worked as a consultant and media professional for a range of Indigenous media including National Indigenous Television and the Koori Mail.



  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Social Inquiry)- University of Technology, Sydney

SKILLS & WORK EXPERIENCE : Yatu spent over six years working as a senior communications professional in the Australian Public Service. She was the inaugural communications manager of the National Mental Health Commission, PR lead on heritage communications in the Department of Environment and internal communications adviser at the Department of Immigration. She has also worked as a Departmental Liaison Officer in the office of Senator Penny Wong.

As a freelance adviser and writer Yatu has worked for the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, the National Rugby League and the NSW Aboriginal Land Council.


  • Media Relations
  • Government Relations
  • Communications Strategy Development
  • Indigenous Affairs
  • Project Managemen