Mr Edward (Eddie) Fewings is a Mbabaram man and Traditional Owner of an area on the north western edge of the Atherton Tablelands, in far North Queensland.
Since 2011, Eddie has worked at the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), and the Queensland peak body for Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Organisations (AICCHOs).
In his role, Eddie works closely with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drugs service sector, specifically supporting the Queensland Indigenous Substance Misuse Council (QISMC) to strengthen and expand the community-controlled alcohol and other drugs (AOD) treatment sector.
Eddie advocates for and supports accessible and culturally responsive AOD treatment options in the mainstream service system. At a strategic level, he engages agencies with mandated AOD program and policy responsibilities at state and national levels, to ensure policy and program responses support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and communities overcome addictions.