Mary has had a diverse career working for various government agencies, community organizations, and universities. Specifically, she has worked for the Department of Community Services, the Aboriginal and Islander Childcare Agency, the University of Queensland, and the Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action. Throughout her career, Mary has focused on Native Title Research and served as a Regional Counsellor for the now-defunct Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, while also devoting extensive work to the Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action.
As an instructor for The University of Queensland, Mary has focused on teaching subjects such as Aboriginal history, politics, and comparative philosophy. Her expertise in these areas has led to national speaking engagements, during which she has shared her knowledge and insights with audiences from around the country. Mary has also played a key role in the development and implementation of course material such as ‘Aboriginal Perspective’s’ and ‘Aboriginal Approaches to Knowledge’ at the undergraduate level, as well as ‘Aboriginal Politics’ at the postgraduate level.
In the Australian Journal of Politics and History, Johnson, Brigg, and Graham explore the relationship between Pearson and responsibility in their 2016 article titled ‘Pearson and Responsibility: (Mis-)Understanding the Capabilities Approach’. The article is contained within the 62nd volume, second issue and spans pages 251-267.
In the article titled “Aboriginal Notions of Relationality and Positionalism: A Reply to Weber” by M. Graham, published in Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought in 2014, the author responds to Weber’s arguments by exploring the indigenous perspective on relationality and positionalism. The article can be found in volume 4, issue 1, and spans from page 17 to 22.
In the publication “Mediating Across Difference: Oceanic and Asian Approaches to Conflict Resolution,” edited by M. Brigg and R. Bleiker, Graham, Brigg, and Walker authored a chapter titled “Conflict Murri Way: Managing Through Place and Relatedness.” The chapter is found on pages 75 to 99, and discusses the ways in which conflict can be resolved using unique approaches that are specific to the Oceanic and Asian regions.
In an op-ed piece published in The Sydney Morning Herald on March 2, 2009, M. Brigg and M. Graham argue that white individuals must change their ways in order to survive. They suggest that it would be beneficial for white individuals to learn from their own cultural history. In November of 2008, M. Graham published an article titled “Some Thoughts on the Philosophical Underpinnings of Aboriginal Worldviews” in the Australian Humanities Review, where he delves into the underlying beliefs and principles that inform the perspectives of Aboriginal peoples.
In 1999, Graham authored an article titled “Some Reflections on the Philosophical Foundations of Aboriginal Worldviews,” published in Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion, which explores the philosophical roots of Aboriginal worldviews in depth. In 2006, he introduced the Kummara Conceptual Framework, a discourse on a suggested Aboriginal research methodology, through the Kummara Stronger Families Community Organisation.
Mary Graham’s 2001 training manual, “Cross Cultural Guide for Police,” features a program called the “Working Together Program.” This program is designed to promote cross-cultural understanding in the workplace.
Mary Graham authored two separate documents in 1996. The first document is a training guide manual for the Queensland Local Government Association (QLGA) on cultural awareness. The second document is a report called “Ye-ama” for Film Queensland, which focuses on