julia whaipooti

Speaking topics: social justice and systemic change, creating a fairer justice system, and creating better outcomes for rangatahi Māori.

Julia Whaipooti (Ngāti Porou) is a passionate advocate for systemic change. She is a Senior Advisor at the Children’s Commission and spokesperson for Justspeak. She sees many of the issues within our criminal justice system as reflecting the social justice failures in broader society. 

Julia believes in the power of young people’s experiences and voices to be visionary, hopeful and impatient for change.  She has been involved in the Community Law movement over the past 8 years as a volunteer, advocate, lawyer and National Māori Co-ordinator. She is the proudest aunty to five and imagines an Aotearoa where all children and young people have the equal chance to imagine and to reach their potential. 


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