Senator Jana Stewart is a proud Mutthi Mutthi and Wamba Wamba woman from North-West Victoria, and a mother to Jude and Ari.  

Jana is the youngest First Nations woman to be elected in Federal Parliament, and the first Aboriginal Labor Senator for Victoria.   

Jana comes from a long line of strong Aboriginal women, stretching back over sixty thousand years. She is the first in her family to attend university, where she received two degrees to become a family therapist.  

From her work at Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency and the child protection system, all the way to the steps of parliament – Jana has never been afraid to stand up for others. In February 2024, she was appointed Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs.