About Diversity Network Australia (DNA) 

DNA is a  social enterprise and a collective of Indigenous Oceania health & wellbeing educators, artists, storytellers and creative writers committed to our mission, to ’empower people of all colours and cultures, one story and one tribe at a time’.  

We share Oceania stories

We protect and promote Oceania languages, history and culture

We unlock the matrix of colour and culture to connect communities

We embrace and celebrate our white allies and all people living with disability

We partner with indigenous communities in the Oceania region  and share learning, resources and opportunities


Our Mission

Empowering people of all colours and cultures, one story and one tribe at a time


Our Vision

We all have security, we belong, our sense of identity is strong, we live with purpose and our wellbeing is balanced so together, we all thrive.


Our Values






About DNA

We are all connected!

DNA is a collective of Indigenous Oceania storytellers, educators, artists and creative writers committed to our mission, vision and values.  Inspired by the life stories of Ropate (Robert) Young and Mary McCabe, who successfully navigated their way through the White Australia Policy of the 60’s and the cross cultural challenges of raising a large multicultural family in Melbourne.

Bernie Goulding  founded DNA in 2020.  She is a nurse, health & wellbeing educator and the author of ‘Colour Outside The Lines, One Girl, Two Tribes,’ and ‘Children of the 12 Tribes,’ a collaboration of stories, art, letters and poems from children, young people and elders from across the Oceania region.

The DNA team have more than 25 years experience in international and community development programs in health, safety, wellbeing, human resources, human rights, disability, lifesaving, nursing and workplace training.  Our artists, educators, storytellers and creative writers are young, old and in between but all are committed to a world where people of all colours thrive!

Acknowledgement Of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Wurundjeri People as the original custodians of the land and pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.  We respect their customs and traditions and their special relationship with the land on which we grew up and we now live. We also acknowledge the traditional owners of Oceania and we pay our respect to all Elders, past, present and emerging.  We respect your customers and traditions and your special relationship with your islands and our shared Pacific Ocean.

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