Luka (he, his, him)

I identify as bisexual, and I have two intellectual disabilities. I am proactively engaged with the bisexual and disability community in Canberra, including as a member of the Service User Reference Group. I also volunteer for community organisations and work alongside the LGBTIQA+ community to ensure services meet the needs of our communities. I have a Master of Public Policy and in 2021, I received the Volunteering ACT Inclusion Award in recognition of my volunteering services to the LGBTIQA+ and disability communities.

Luka standing next to a graffiti wall with arms crossed and facing the camera. Luka is wearing a white graphic t-shirt.

I am an experienced public speaker and have undertaken many master of ceremonies roles with the annual Canberra Multicultural Festival and Diversity ACT. I also have a leadership role in Toastmasters International. I aim to use this public speaking experience and knowledge to ensure the LGBTIQA+ community, especially the bisexual and disability communities, have their unique voice heard.

I grew up in Sydney and completed my tertiary education in Melbourne and South Korea before moving to the ACT in 2017 to work for the Australian Public Service. I currently work in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Among my interests are acrylic painting and exploring stand-up comedy and music.