Ernie has made a big difference to the Australian society by acting in the movies, the Fringe Dwellers, Tudawali, Crocodile Dundee 2, Blackfellas, Dead Heart, Somewhere in the Darkness and Bran Nue Dae. He has made all those movies great and funny. He stared in the TV show great outdoors in 2010. He narrated the indigenous segment of the 2000 Olympic games. In 1997, he was named of Australia’s National Living Treasures.
Ernie has also contributed to the Aboriginal by winning awards for been awarded NAIDOC Aboriginal of the Year, Voted National Aborigine of the Year and also voted ‘Personality of the Year’. Ernie is also very involved with traditional Aboriginal dancing.