Speakers

All presenters

Presenter/s Presentation Date
Christine Abdulla Hate, Fear and Greed: A personal Indigenous reflection on the discourse of Australian Native Title 5 Jun 2018 Christine Abdulla is a proud Ngayawang woman from the Riverland region of South Australia with heritage ancestral lines through her Ngarrindjeri mother and Afghan father.
Mary Aiken Two laws for running the Fitzroy River 7 Jun 2018 Mary Aiken is a Director of the Bunuba Dawangarri Aboriginal Corporation and Chairperson of the Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Womens’ Resource Centre.
Jorge Alvarez Romero Two laws for running the Fitzroy River 7 Jun 2018 Jorge Alvarez Romero is a Research Fellow at James Cook University. His research explores theoretical and methodological aspects of decision-making problems associated with an integrated land-sea planning approach.
Vera Anderson A Pathway Approach to PBC independence and growth 5 Jun 2018 Vera was born in Meekatharra and grew up in Wiluna where she has lived her whole life. Vera is a director of MNR and sits on many boards including the Aboriginal Medical Service of Wiluna which she joined at the age of 17.
Melisa Anderson Adaptability: Legal and political co-existence for an alliance of 9 tribal groups 5 Jun 2018 Melisa Anderson is descendant from Nywaigi and Girramay Rainforest Aboriginal peoples, and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lines.
Michael Anderson The path to water sovereignty 6 Jun 2018 Ghillar Michael Anderson is a Euahlayi Elder, farmer and Aboriginal land rights activist from northern New South Wales.
Dianne Appleby Culture is foundation: The interaction of culture in modern society, structures and systems 5 Jun 2018 Dianne Appleby was born on the West Kimberley coast of Broome WA and is a saltwater person of Yawuru and Karajarri descent.
Victor Ashwin A Pathway Approach to PBC independence and growth 5 Jun 2018 Victor lives in Wiluna, is a director of MNR and a strong voice for the three PBCs he is a member of. “Our people have to step up and run things for ourselves, my goal is to see all our young people take over the administration of the PBC.'
Marianne Atkinson Joint Land Management from concept to practice: The Gunaikurnai experience 7 Jun 2018 is a Gunaikurnai lady with an impressive history working within Aboriginal Affairs and the Human Services sector.
Marcus Barber Building co-existence through diversifying Indigenous livelihoods on country: Current research and future prospects 7 Jun 2018 Marcus Barber is an environmental anthropologist with the Land and Water business unit of the CSIRO, the national research agency.
Wayne Barker Measuring outcomes of cultural transmission and the role of cultural authority in strengthening health, wellbeing and native title rights 6 Jun 2018
Justice Michael Barker Not so ‘fragile’ a thing: The evolving character of native title, 1993 to 2018 7 Jun 2018 The Hon Justice Michael Barker is a judge of the Federal Court. Before that he was a judge of the Supreme Court of WA and President of the State Administrative Tribunal.
Toni Bauman Strengthening family engagement and decision making in Traditional Owner corporations 7 Jun 2018 Toni Bauman Toni Bauman is an anthropologist, mediator, facilitator and trainer who has published widely and made presentations to a range of national and international audiences.
Mr Sam Bayley Utilising repatriated material for cultural revitalisation in Karajarri and Kiwirrkura communities 6 Jun 2018 Sam Bayley is the Karajarri Land and Sea Coordinator at the Kimberley Land Council.
Wayne Bergmann Reconciling land law in Western Australia and wealth creation on native title lands 5 Jun 2018 wayne bergmann Wayne Bergmann is the CEO of KRED Enterprises Aboriginal Economic Development Foundation, an initiative of the Kimberley Aboriginal Elders. Wayne grew up in Derby and is of Nyikina and Nyul Nyul ancestry.
Albert Bevan Right-way research on Kimberley Saltwater Country 6 Jun 2018 Albert Bevan works for the Nyul Nyul rangers.
Trisha Birch Working on Country and IPAs: A clear articulation and assertion of native title rights 5 Jun 2018
Eleanor Bourke Self-determination through collaboration: The Victorian experience 7 Jun 2018 Eleanor Bourke is a elder of the Wergaia and Wamba Wamba people.
Dr Stuart Bradfield Many laws, one land, no treaties: Native title, Noongars, nationhood and numbers 5 Jun 2018 Dr Stuart Bradfield has worked with Aboriginal people in Australia and Canada in research, management and other roles for twenty years.
Mr Joe Brown Measuring outcomes of cultural transmission and the role of cultural authority in strengthening health, wellbeing and native title rights 6 Jun 2018 Mr Brown is a respected Walmajarri Elder. He is one of the founders of the Yiriman Project. He has worked with the Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre (KALACC) in various roles since its inception.
Joanne Brunt Joint Land Management from concept to practice: The Gunaikurnai experience 7 Jun 2018 is a proud Gunai Kurnai woman and a Board member of the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC).
Melissa Bryan Leveraging native title rights through carbon farming partnerships 6 Jun 2018
Rachel Buissereth Two laws for running the Fitzroy River 7 Jun 2018
Dr Belinda Burbidge Strengthening family engagement and decision making in Traditional Owner corporations 7 Jun 2018 Belinda Burbidge Belinda Burbidge joined AIATSIS in 2015 as a Research Fellow in the Native Title Research Unit. Belinda holds a PhD in anthropology from The University of Sydney and a Master and Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University.
Tricia Button ILC and IBA session: collaborating for impact 6 Jun 2018 As ILC’s Deputy CEO Mrs Button focusses on the operational aspect of the ILC and the organisation’s core mandate to deliver on land acquisition and land management while maintaining a strong commitment to cultural and environmental protection of I
Neil Carter Return, reconcile, renew: An evidence base for the future 6 Jun 2018 Neil Carter is the Repatriation Officer for the Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre (KALACC). He is responsible for the repatriation of Ancestral Remains and Secret/Sacred objects.
Jahna Cedar Raising the bar: Setting and achieving new standards for directors of Indigenous organisations 5 Jun 2018 Jahna Cedar is the Executive Officer at Guamala Aborginal Corporation.
Lyn Cheedy David and Goliath: The Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation vs. Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Metals Group 6 Jun 2018
Emma Chinnery Myth busters: Myths about charitable trusts busted once and for all 6 Jun 2018 Emma is a commercial lawyer at Jackson McDonald working with Aboriginal trusts and corporations, the not-for-profit sector, corporate and government organisations and private clients.
Gordon Cole Raising the bar: Setting and achieving new standards for directors of Indigenous organisations 5 Jun 2018 Gordon Cole is a Director for the Forum for Directors of Indigenous Organisations.
Janine Coombs Strengthening family engagement and decision making in Traditional Owner corporations 7 Jun 2018 Janine Coombs is passionate about the need for a stronger Aboriginal voice, and has taken on significant leadership roles in her community and dedicated herself to promoting social and cultural issues.
Dr Valerie Cooms Alternative dispute resolution & Elders’ Councils as decision making bodies 5 Jun 2018 Dr Valerie Cooms is a full-time member of the National Native Title Tribunal. She was appointed on 4 February 2013 for a five-year term.
Dr Valerie Cooms Quandamooka Law Review Project: Ensuring state law supports native title outcomes 5 Jun 2018 Dr Valerie Cooms is a full-time member of the National Native Title Tribunal. She was appointed on 4 February 2013 for a five-year term.
Dr Valerie Cooms ILC and IBA session: collaborating for impact 6 Jun 2018 Dr Valerie Cooms is a full-time member of the National Native Title Tribunal. She was appointed on 4 February 2013 for a five-year term.
Cameron Costello ILC and IBA session: collaborating for impact 6 Jun 2018 Cameron Costello is a Quandamooka man from Moreton Bay off Brisbane in South East Queensland.
Dean Cowie Self-determination through collaboration: The Victorian experience 7 Jun 2018 Since 2011, Dean Cowie has led Victoria’s Native Title Unit, in the Department of Justice & Regulation. He was the Unit’s Chief Negotiator of native title claims from 2007.
Mr Lui Ned David Dispute resolution in the Torres Strait: How we combined the two laws and practices 5 Jun 2018 Ned David of Gur A Baradharaw Kod Torres Strait Sea and Land Council Torres Strait Islander Corporation has undertaken significant leadership roles in Torres Strait Islander education, Native Title, repatriation and cultural matters over the past
Mr Lui Ned David Return, reconcile, renew: An evidence base for the future 6 Jun 2018 Ned David of Gur A Baradharaw Kod Torres Strait Sea and Land Council Torres Strait Islander Corporation has undertaken significant leadership roles in Torres Strait Islander education, Native Title, repatriation and cultural matters over the past
Prof Megan Davis First Nations Voice 5 Jun 2018 Professor Megan Davis Dr Megan Davis is a Professor of Law and an Acting Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court. Professor Davis is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and a member of the NSW Sentencing Council.
Craig Dean Beyond the law: Moving forward with the Eastern Kuku-Yalanji People 7 Jun 2018 Craig Dean holds a Bachelor of Science (Forestry) degree and is the Principal Advisor for the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service’s Northern Parks and Forests Program, covering a geographic area of about 1.1 Million km^2 from Gladstone to the ti
Geoff Deans Case study: Partnering beyond stakeholders, from across the table to around the table 6 Jun 2018 Group Manager Social Performance, OZ Minerals
Michelle Deshong Indigenous women in governance 6 Jun 2018 Michelle Deshong is from Townsville, North Queensland and draws here connection to Kuku Yulanji nation.
Prof Mick Dodson AM Discussion panel: What might Treaties mean? 7 Jun 2018 Professor Michael (Mick) Dodson AM) is a member of the Yawuru peoples the traditional Aboriginal owners of land and waters in the Broome area of the southern Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Jeremy Dore Leveraging native title rights through carbon farming partnerships 6 Jun 2018 Jeremy has spent a decade honing skills to become an expert at carbon farming land and legal issues.
Dr Bruce Dorran Combining Yawuru cultural mapping with conservation and agricultural values 6 Jun 2018 Dr Bruce Doran is a Senior Lecturer in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University (ANU).
Mr William Durack Working on Country and IPAs: A clear articulation and assertion of native title rights 5 Jun 2018 William Durack is the Land and Sea Unit Manager with the Kimberley Land Council. Will's background was as an applied anthropologist with a Masters in Environmental Management and Development Studies.
Anna Dwyer Utilising repatriated material for cultural revitalisation in Karajarri and Kiwirrkura communities 6 Jun 2018 Anna Dwyer is a Karajarri woman who has been undertaking research at the Nulungu Research Institute for more than seven years.
Joe Edgar ILC and IBA session: collaborating for impact 6 Jun 2018 Joe Edgar is a Director at the Karajarri Traditional Lands Association.
Ms Heidi Evans Authorisation of Indigenous Land Use Agreements under the new s 251A 7 Jun 2018 Heidi Evans has worked with the National Native Title Tribunal for more than six years, primarily as a delegate of the Native Title Registrar, registering claimant applications and indigenous land use agreements.
Joe Fardin Co-designing native title asset management structures 6 Jun 2018 Joe Fardin is Associate Director of the Centre for Mining Energy and Natural Resources Law at the Faculty of Law at University of Western Australia. He also serves on the board of the World Initiative of Mining Lawyers.
Roger Fenwick Joint Land Management from concept to practice: The Gunaikurnai experience 7 Jun 2018 Roger Fenwick is the Chief Executive officer of GLAWAC in Gippsland Victoria. Roger has been in the role since early 2017. Roger brings significant experience to GLAWAC from careers in Business, Education and Land Management.
Rowan Foley Developing an Indigenous-to-Indigenous standard for assessing environmental, social and cultural values 7 Jun 2018 Rowan comes from the Wondunna Clan of the Badtjala people Traditional Owners of K'gari (Fraser Island). Rowan is the former Park Manager of Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park and was the first Land Management Officer employed by the KLC in 1995.
Angus Frith Australian law and the co-existence of many laws in one land 6 Jun 2018 Dr Angus Frith has practised in native title law for more than 20 years.  He has been a barrister since 1999, practising mostly on behalf of native title groups in Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland and NSW.
Eddie Fry ILC and IBA session: collaborating for impact 6 Jun 2018 Mr Edward (Eddie) Fry has extensive experience within the Australian resource sector and is a specialist in Indigenous and Native Title issues.
Jill Gallagher AO Discussion panel: What might Treaties mean? 7 Jun 2018 Jill Gallagher AO was appointed as Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner in December 2017.
Julien Gastaldi Leveraging native title rights through carbon farming partnerships 6 Jun 2018
Mr Kevin George Working on Country and IPAs: A clear articulation and assertion of native title rights 5 Jun 2018 Kevin George is the Chairperson of Bardi and Jawi Niimidiman Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC.
Mr Kevin George Land justice for Indigenous Australians: Can two systems of land ownership, use and tenure co-exist with mutual respect based on equity and justice? 6 Jun 2018 Kevin George is the Chairperson of Bardi and Jawi Niimidiman Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC.
Emily Gerrard Growing space for Indigenous people in the booming green economy 5 Jun 2018 Emily Gerrard is an environment and planning law specialist who has worked across a range of native title and indigenous land tenure matters.
Cathy Goonack Exclusive possession native title and the need for alternative tenures 6 Jun 2018
Hayley Haas Levelling the playing field: The good faith obligation under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) 7 Jun 2018 Hayley Haas, Director of Arma Legal, is an experienced legal practitioner in complex commercial dispute resolution and brings human rights advocacy and capacity building experience to her role, having advised several international human rights org
Marmingee Hand Two laws for running the Fitzroy River 7 Jun 2018 Marmingee Hand is a Ngurrara Traditional Owner from the Great Sandy Desert and lives in Fitzroy Crossing. She is the current Chairperson of the Yanunijarra Aboriginal Corporation that manages the Ngurrara Healthy Country Program.
Scott Herring Measuring outcomes of cultural transmission and the role of cultural authority in strengthening health, wellbeing and native title rights 6 Jun 2018 Scott Herring has lived and worked in the Kimberley for twenty three years.
Dr Rosemary Hill Two laws for running the Fitzroy River 7 Jun 2018 Photo of Dr Rosemary Hill Dr Rosemary (Ro) Hill is a human geographer dedicated to collaborative environmental governance, indigenous peoples and social-ecological sustainability.
David Hinchley From a reactive to a proactive approach: Integrated impact assessment for Indigenous communities 7 Jun 2018 David Hinchley works with The Nature Conservancy as North Australia Program Manager, with a primary focus on supporting Indigenous land management across the tropical savanna landscape of Northern Australia.
Particia Hoolihan Adaptability: Legal and political co-existence for an alliance of 9 tribal groups 5 Jun 2018 Patricia Hoolihan is the Board Chairperson for Girringun Aboriginal Corporation.
Fred Hooper The path to water sovereignty 6 Jun 2018 Fred Hooper is a Murrawarri man from northern NSW, where he grew up on the banks of the Culgoa river. He has served in the Australian Navy and worked in both government and community organisations across the country.
Vance Hughston David and Goliath: The Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation vs. Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Metals Group 6 Jun 2018 Vance Hughston SC was called to the Bar in 1982 and took silk in 2001. He has practiced extensively in various areas of the law including common law, equity, commercial, property and public law.
Jean-Pierre Issaverdis Joint Land Management from concept to practice: The Gunaikurnai experience 7 Jun 2018 Jean-Pierre Issaverdis is the acting Director Land Governance Branch at the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning in Victoria.
Sue jackson Two laws for running the Fitzroy River 7 Jun 2018 Sue Jackson is a human geographer and professor at the Australian Rivers Institute (Griffith University).
Rhonda Jacobsen PBCs finding the balance between laws and asset security 5 Jun 2018 Rhonda Jacobsen has over 15 years experience working in Native Title Representative Bodies and Service Providers.
Tina Jowett David and Goliath: The Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation vs. Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Metals Group 6 Jun 2018 Tina Jowett is a graduate of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) History and a Bachelor of Laws. Whilst studying Law she worked at the Indigenous Law Centre at UNSW with Prof Nettheim.
Glen Kelly Many laws, one land, no treaties: Native title, Noongars, nationhood and numbers 5 Jun 2018 Glen Kelly has been CEO of the National Native Title Council and the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council.
Tony Kelly Case study: Partnering beyond stakeholders, from across the table to around the table 6 Jun 2018 Tony Kelly Tony Kelly, after five years at Native Title Services Victoria Tony recently took up a post as legal officer in Queensland South Native Title Services’ Mount Isa office.
Tony Kelly Self-determination through collaboration: The Victorian experience 7 Jun 2018 Tony Kelly Tony Kelly, after five years at Native Title Services Victoria Tony recently took up a post as legal officer in Queensland South Native Title Services’ Mount Isa office.
Milena Kim Two laws for running the Fitzroy River 7 Jun 2018 Milena Kiatkoski Kim is a Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia.
Thomas King ILC and IBA session: collaborating for impact 6 Jun 2018 Thomas (Dooley) King is a Karajarri man from the West Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Dr Bill Kruse The Fitzroy River Declaration: Indigenous led catchment management and making native title count 5 Jun 2018 Dr Bill Kruse has been working across Australia as an anthropologist in the native title, Indigenous heritage and land management fields for 18 years.
Kyra Kum-Sing Lived experiences to achieve native title 5 Jun 2018 Kyra Kum-Sing Kyra Kum-Sing is a Malera Bandjalan and Mitakoodi Woman.
Sarah Laborde Two laws for running the Fitzroy River 7 Jun 2018 Sarah Laborde is a researcher at the Australian Rivers Institute (Griffith University) currently a research fellow with the NESP Northern Hub.
Cassie Lang Alternative dispute resolution & Elders’ Councils as decision making bodies 5 Jun 2018 Cassie Lang is a Bundjalung woman from the north coast of New South Wales. Cassie grew up in Brisbane.
Cassie Lang Dispute resolution in the Torres Strait: How we combined the two laws and practices 5 Jun 2018 Cassie Lang is a Bundjalung woman from the north coast of New South Wales. Cassie grew up in Brisbane.
Associate Prof Christopher Lawrence #thismymob: Empowering native title claims through Indigenous digital land rights 7 Jun 2018 A/Prof Christopher Lawrence is an Indigenous researcher at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has conducted research within Indigenous health and wellbeing.
April Lawrie Emancipation, legislation, capitulation and expectation: Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation 5 Jun 2018 April Lawrie is a Director at the South Australian Native Title Services Ltd.
Justin Lincoln The Kimberley Land Council's transfer of native title materials 6 Jun 2018
Jamie Lowe Indigenous corporations: Cultural authority and the skills based board 5 Jun 2018 Jamie Lowe is a Djab Wurrung man, CEO of the Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation and Chair of the National Native Title Council.
David Lucas Joint Land Management from concept to practice: The Gunaikurnai experience 7 Jun 2018 David Lucas joined NTSV in 2011. He plays a critical advisory role in preparing groups for negotiation under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act and facilitating Traditional Owner input into the development of state and federal NRM policy.
Alwyn Lyall First Nations Voice 5 Jun 2018 Alwyn Lyall is a Western Yalanji man from Mossman, North Queensland. In 1998 the Western Yalanji People had their first successful native title determination and the Western Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation RNTC (“WYAC”) was established.
Pethie Lyon Two laws for running the Fitzroy River 7 Jun 2018 Pethie Lyons is a human geographer and research scientist with CSIRO and is keenly interested in exploring different ways of working together to make strong decisions about natural resource management.
Kathy Malera-Bandjalan Lived experiences to achieve native title 5 Jun 2018 Kathy Malera-Bandjalan is a Malera Bandjalan, Githabul woman, 2017- ongoing: PBC Director Ngullingah Jugun 2015 - ongoing : Consultant for Aboriginal site heritage and repatriation work on Bandjalan country in Northern NSW.
Dr Virginia Marshall Banking on Aboriginal water property rights: New approaches modelling cultural and economic water property rights 6 Jun 2018 Dr Virginia Marshall is the leading legal scholar on Aboriginal water rights and interests in Australia. Recognised by the University of Victoria, Canada as their 2018 Distinguished Woman Scholar.
Jason Masters Raising the bar: Setting and achieving new standards for directors of Indigenous organisations 5 Jun 2018 Jason Masters is a Kuruma Marthudunera traditional owner with significant experience in the native title and community sector.
Jason Masters Myth busters: Myths about charitable trusts busted once and for all 6 Jun 2018 Jason Masters is a Kuruma Marthudunera traditional owner with significant experience in the native title and community sector.
Dean Matthews Culture is foundation: The interaction of culture in modern society, structures and systems 5 Jun 2018 Dean Mathews is a descendant of the Yawuru and Jaru People from the Kimberley.
Dean Matthews Combining Yawuru cultural mapping with conservation and agricultural values 6 Jun 2018 Dean Mathews is a descendant of the Yawuru and Jaru People from the Kimberley.
Dean Matthews Right-way research on Kimberley Saltwater Country 6 Jun 2018 Dean Mathews is a descendant of the Yawuru and Jaru People from the Kimberley.
Tony McAvoy SC Native title corporations and treaties 5 Jun 2018 Tony McAvoy was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of NSW in January 2000 and appointed as Senior Counsel in September 2015. He has a strong native title practice having appeared for the claimants in numerous successful land claims.
Tony McAvoy SC Discussion panel: What might Treaties mean? 7 Jun 2018 Tony McAvoy was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of NSW in January 2000 and appointed as Senior Counsel in September 2015. He has a strong native title practice having appeared for the claimants in numerous successful land claims.
Prof Greg McIntyre SC A 25-year snapshot of translating 60,000 years of culture into Common Law rights 7 Jun 2018 Greg McIntyre SC, Barrister, John Toohey Chambers, Western Australia was appointed Senior Counsel in 2002 and has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle since 2001, teaching Indigenous Peoples and the Law.
Lisa McMurray Developing an Indigenous-to-Indigenous standard for assessing environmental, social and cultural values 7 Jun 2018 Lisa McMurray is an experienced international development specialist with knowledge and experience in non-government (NGO) health, overseas aid and Australian Indigenous community development initiatives.
Annie Milgin Measuring outcomes of cultural transmission and the role of cultural authority in strengthening health, wellbeing and native title rights 6 Jun 2018 Annie Milgin is a senior Nyikina woman who has been instrumental in the establishment and management of the Jarlmadangah community and who has been a Director and Special Adviser for the Yiriman Women's Program for over 10 years.
Peter Miller Emancipation, legislation, capitulation and expectation: Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation 5 Jun 2018 Peter Miller comes from a community development, health and education background. He is Chairperson of the Corporation and also serves on the FWCI Board. He is across corporation issues from governance to finance in his role as Chairperson.
Wes Morris Measuring outcomes of cultural transmission and the role of cultural authority in strengthening health, wellbeing and native title rights 6 Jun 2018 Wes Morris has been Coordinator of the Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre since March 2006. These days 'Coordinator' in effect denotes a role akin to that of General Manager.
Mervyn Mulardy Utilising repatriated material for cultural revitalisation in Karajarri and Kiwirrkura communities 6 Jun 2018 Mervyn Mulardy was born in Broome on the 22 January 1972. He comes from the Karajarri people, who are about 180 kilometres south of Broome.
Abraham Muriata Adaptability: Legal and political co-existence for an alliance of 9 tribal groups 5 Jun 2018 Girramay man, Abe Muriata, is one of the nine representative Directors. Abe is known even internationally as master weaver of rainforest Aboriginal people’s bicornial basket.
Peter Murray Trials and triumph of the Walmajarri people 5 Jun 2018 Peter Murray is a Ngurrara Traditional Owner from the Great Sandy Desert and he brings to the role a wealth of experience, from enterprise development, to a deep understanding of the importance of cultural and heritage protection.
Ian Murray Co-designing native title asset management structures 6 Jun 2018 Ian Murray is a Senior Lecturer in the Law School and member of the Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law at the University of Western Australia.
Linda Nardea Two laws for running the Fitzroy River 7 Jun 2018 Linda Nardea is a Nyikina Traditional Owner and a Director of the Walalakoo Aboriginal Corporation. Linda is a respected leader and cultural adviser to the Corporation, with a wealth of knowledge of language, culture, law and country.
Ju-Lin O'Connor Indigenous corporations: Cultural authority and the skills based board 5 Jun 2018 Ju-Lin is a lawyer and consultant with twenty years experience working in native title and with Indigenous communities and their corporations.
Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh Native title and the inherent right of Indigenous self-government 6 Jun 2018 Ciaran O’Faircheallaigh is Professor of Politics and Public Policy at Griffith University, Brisbane.
Dan O'Gorman Duties of people on a PBC or the Applicant in a native title claim 7 Jun 2018 Dan O'Gorman has been a barrister at the Brisbane Bar since 1988 and practices extensively in Native Title Law
Terry O'Shane First Nations Voice 5 Jun 2018 Terry O’Shane is a born and bred Cairns man and has spent his whole life there. A seafarer by profession, Terry has been around Aboriginal organisations since he was 14 years of age.
Daniel Oades Right-way research on Kimberley Saltwater Country 6 Jun 2018 Daniel Oades is a Bardi Jawi (BJ) man from the Dampier Peninsula. He is employed by the Kimberley Land Council in the Land and Sea Management Unit as the BJ Indigenous Protected Area Coordinator.
Jimmy Olsen Maningrida Aboriginal coastal fishing enterprise: lessons learned and future prospects 7 Jun 2018 Jimmy Olsen is a traditional owner of parts of the mouth of the Blyth River and lives at Ji-Bena outstation.
Dr Lyndon Ormond-Parker Return, reconcile, renew: An evidence base for the future 6 Jun 2018 Dr Lyndon Ormond-Parker is a Melbourne Early Career Academic Fellow at The University of Melbourne. He was born in Darwin and of Alyawarre decent from the Barkly tablelands in the Northern Territory.
June Oscar AO Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) Workshop 6 Jun 2018 June Oscar AO is a proud Bunuba woman from the remote town of Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia’s Kimberly region.
Keith Pabai Dispute resolution in the Torres Strait: How we combined the two laws and practices 5 Jun 2018 Keith Pabai is the Chair of Malu Ki'ai (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation RNTBC.
David Palmer Measuring outcomes of cultural transmission and the role of cultural authority in strengthening health, wellbeing and native title rights 6 Jun 2018 Dave Palmer is responsible for the Community Development Programme at Murdoch University.
Chris Parker Combining Yawuru cultural mapping with conservation and agricultural values 6 Jun 2018
Damien Parriman From a reactive to a proactive approach: Integrated impact assessment for Indigenous communities 7 Jun 2018 Damien Parriman is the Chief Executive Officer of Walalakoo Aboriginal Corporation (WAC). WAC is the Registered Native Title Body Corporate that manages the native title rights and interests of the Nyikina Mangala People pursuant to WAD6099/1998.
Mr Gavin Peel Emancipation, legislation, capitulation and expectation: Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation 5 Jun 2018
Susan Phillips Revisions and resolutions: Revised determinations of native title 7 Jun 2018 Susan Phillips is a barrister specialising in native title. She has published and worked in that field since the Mabo decision in 1992.
Mr Lloyd Pigram Culture is foundation: The interaction of culture in modern society, structures and systems 5 Jun 2018
Debra Pigram Land justice for Indigenous Australians: Can two systems of land ownership, use and tenure co-exist with mutual respect based on equity and justice? 6 Jun 2018 Debra Pigram is a Yawuru woman and a member of the Yawuru negotiating group which negotiated the Yawuru native title global agreement following the 2006 Yawuru native title determination.
Debra Pigram Discussion panel: What might Treaties mean? 7 Jun 2018 Debra Pigram is a Yawuru woman and a member of the Yawuru negotiating group which negotiated the Yawuru native title global agreement following the 2006 Yawuru native title determination.
Prof Peter Radoll What’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) got to do with native title? 7 Jun 2018 Professor Peter Radoll is the inaugural Dean of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership and Strategy at the University of Canberra.
Nat Raisbeck-Brown Two laws for running the Fitzroy River 7 Jun 2018 Nat Raisbeck-Brown is a spatial science professional with 22 years’ experience focused on indigenous land management and the environment.
Zoe Ramsay Reconciling land law in Western Australia and wealth creation on native title lands 5 Jun 2018 Zoe Ramsay has over 17 years pre and post-admission experience in commercial negotiation and litigation. Zoe was the Kimberley Land Council’s senior commercial lawyer in negotiations for the proposed LNG Hub at James Price Point.
Dominique Reeves MG Corporation: A new type of Australian pioneer 5 Jun 2018 As Senior Legal Counsel, Dominique represents the Miriuwung and Gajerrong native title holders and is responsible for administering the two MG prescribed bodies corporate and managing community consultation activities.
Kathryn Ridge Quandamooka Law Review Project: Ensuring state law supports native title outcomes 5 Jun 2018 Kathryn is an environmental lawyer and advocate for natural resource and cultural policy improvement. She has had the privilege of working for the Quandamooka People for the past 6 years.
Mr Grant Rigney The path to water sovereignty 6 Jun 2018 Grant Rigney is a Traditional Owner of the Ramindjeri Language Group of the Ngarrindjeri Nation. He possesses a strong understanding of Aboriginal culture and has good standing within the Aboriginal community.
Prof Daryle Rigney Return, reconcile, renew: An evidence base for the future 6 Jun 2018 Professor Daryle Rigney, is Dean of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement, Flinders University.
Prof Daryle Rigney Discussion panel: What might Treaties mean? 7 Jun 2018 Professor Daryle Rigney, is Dean of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement, Flinders University.
Patricia Riley Choice modelling: An approach to quantify intangible non-market values for native title compensation? 7 Jun 2018 Patricia Riley is a proud Nyikina and Mangala woman who is currently the Chief Executive Officer for her community, Yurmulun or Pandanus Park, in the West Kimberley.
Cathy Robinson Building co-existence through diversifying Indigenous livelihoods on country: Current research and future prospects 7 Jun 2018
Mike Ross Leveraging native title rights through carbon farming partnerships 6 Jun 2018
Pansy Sambo David and Goliath: The Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation vs. Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Metals Group 6 Jun 2018
Mr Julian Santamaria A Pathway Approach to PBC independence and growth 5 Jun 2018 Julian Santamaria is a PBC Support Officer with Desert Support Services assisting in the administration and development of PBCs in the Central Desert region.
Joann Schmider Adaptability: Legal and political co-existence for an alliance of 9 tribal groups 5 Jun 2018 Girringun Aboriginal Corporation's Board is working with ComUnity ACETs, one of whom is Joann Schmider, a Mamu person.
Alana Schwartz Myth busters: Myths about charitable trusts busted once and for all 6 Jun 2018 Alana is a commercial lawyer at Jackson McDonald with a particular focus on Aboriginal organisations and trusts.
Paul Sheiner Exclusive possession native title and the need for alternative tenures 6 Jun 2018 Paul Sheiner is a principal of Roe Legal Services. Paul acts on behalf of claimants and proponents in various native title and future act matters throughout WA, including the Kimberley, Pilbara and Southwest.
Wynston Shovellor Utilising repatriated material for cultural revitalisation in Karajarri and Kiwirrkura communities 6 Jun 2018 Wynston Shovellor is a Karajarri Ranger. The Karajarri rangers manage over 2 million hectares of land and sea country south of Broome recognised as part of their native title determinations made in 2002 and 2004.
Mr Scott Singleton Aboriginal cultural heritage and native title: Recent developments in a complex relationship 6 Jun 2018 Scott Singleton is a partner in the Projects Group at King & Wood Mallesons, based in the Brisbane office. Scott heads KWM’s national native title, Aboriginal land and cultural heritage practice.
Ailie Smith Return, reconcile, renew: An evidence base for the future 6 Jun 2018 Ailie Smith is a Senior Research Archivist at the University of Melbourne’s eScholarship Research Centre and has worked at the Centre since it was established in 2007.
Sally Smith Strengthening family engagement and decision making in Traditional Owner corporations 7 Jun 2018 Sally Smith is the manager of the Right People for Country Program, Aboriginal Victoria. This program supports Traditional Owner led agreement making about extent of country and internal group composition, representation and engagement.
Dr Natasha Stacey Maningrida Aboriginal coastal fishing enterprise: lessons learned and future prospects 7 Jun 2018
Brian Stevens Joint Land Management from concept to practice: The Gunaikurnai experience 7 Jun 2018 is a proud Gunai man who is Chair of the Board of Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation.
Marcus Stewart Discussion panel: What might Treaties mean? 7 Jun 2018 Marcus Stewart is a Taungurung Traditional Owner from Central Victoria. His diverse experience and insight encompass strategic policy direction and Aboriginal program delivery and design.
Marcus Stewart Strengthening family engagement and decision making in Traditional Owner corporations 7 Jun 2018 Marcus Stewart is a Taungurung Traditional Owner from Central Victoria. His diverse experience and insight encompass strategic policy direction and Aboriginal program delivery and design.
Marcus Stewart Self-determination through collaboration: The Victorian experience 7 Jun 2018 Marcus Stewart is a Taungurung Traditional Owner from Central Victoria. His diverse experience and insight encompass strategic policy direction and Aboriginal program delivery and design.
Bevan Stott Exclusive possession native title and the need for alternative tenures 6 Jun 2018
Dr Lisa Strelein Alternative dispute resolution & Elders’ Councils as decision making bodies 5 Jun 2018 Photo of Dr Lisa Strelein Lisa’s research and publications have focused on the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the state, and the role of the courts in defining Indigenous peoples’ rights.
Dr Lisa Strelein Discussion panel: What might Treaties mean? 7 Jun 2018 Photo of Dr Lisa Strelein Lisa’s research and publications have focused on the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the state, and the role of the courts in defining Indigenous peoples’ rights.
Debbie Symonds Leveraging native title rights through carbon farming partnerships 6 Jun 2018 Debbie Symonds is an Olkola woman, has over 10 years’ experience in remote Indigenous service with various organisations, including government and not for profit.  Currently she is the Operations Manager for the Olkola Aboriginal Corporation.
Julia Taylor PBCs finding the balance between laws and asset security 5 Jun 2018 Julia (Jules) Taylor is the Senior Legal Officer – Coordinator of NQLC’s Future Acts Mining and Exploration (FAME) Unit. Jules has been with NQLC since February 2017 after spending almost 8 years at the Kimberley Land Council.
Nick Testro Aboriginal cultural heritage and native title: Recent developments in a complex relationship 6 Jun 2018 Nick Testro is a Senior Associate in the Projects and Real Estate Group of King & Wood Mallesons, based in Brisbane.
Khatija Thomas Case study: Partnering beyond stakeholders, from across the table to around the table 6 Jun 2018 Khatja Thomas is the Director - Treasurer at the Kokatha Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC.
Dr Tran Tran Utilising repatriated material for cultural revitalisation in Karajarri and Kiwirrkura communities 6 Jun 2018 Dr Tran Tran Tran Tran is a research fellow based in the Indigenous Culture and Heritage team at AIATSIS. Her research focus is the transition from native title recognition to the realisation of community benefit. 
Rajiv Viswanathan ILC and IBA session: collaborating for impact 6 Jun 2018 Rajiv Viswanathan joined IBA in February 2012 from the Macquarie Group, where he held various senior roles in business development and risk management, most recently in New York.
Gerrit Wanganeen Update on the technical review of the CATSI Act 7 Jun 2018 Gerrit Wanganeen is currently the Acting Deputy Registrar of Indigenous Corporations. Gerrit joined ORIC in 2013 in a change management role for the office. He has subsequently managed the Registration and Reporting, and Regulation sections.
Glenys Watts Joint Land Management from concept to practice: The Gunaikurnai experience 7 Jun 2018 is a proud Gunai woman who was a member of the successful Gunaikurnai Team that negotiated with the government for the Traditional Owner Settlement Agreement and Consent Determination.
Alison Webb Beyond the law: Moving forward with the Eastern Kuku-Yalanji People 7 Jun 2018 Alison Webb is the Regional Director for the Northern Region of the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. She has a diverse background in Parks Management and moved to Cairns 12 months ago for this new opportunity.
Allan Wedderburn MG Corporation: A new type of Australian pioneer 5 Jun 2018 Allan Wedderburn is the Chief Executive Officer at MG Corporation, where he has a mandate to bring the organisation into a new phase of growth and sustainability, on behalf of Miriwoong and Gajerrong people in the East Kimberley.
Frank Weisenberger From a reactive to a proactive approach: Integrated impact assessment for Indigenous communities 7 Jun 2018 Frank Weisenberger is a planning professional, specialised in Indigenous issues.
Ed Wensing Land justice for Indigenous Australians: Can two systems of land ownership, use and tenure co-exist with mutual respect based on equity and justice? 6 Jun 2018 Ed is an experienced land use planner, policy analyst and academic. Ed is currently a PhD Scholar at the National Centre for Indigenous Studies at the Australian National University.
Amanda Wheeler Raising the bar: Setting and achieving new standards for directors of Indigenous organisations 5 Jun 2018 Amanda Wheeler is an experience Director and Chief Executive Officer whose work experience spans the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors.
Rob Willersdorf Joint Land Management from concept to practice: The Gunaikurnai experience 7 Jun 2018 Rob Willersdorf is the Project Officer for the Gunaikurnai Traditional Owner Land Management Board. The Board comprises members appointed by the responsible Minister.
Donny Wilson Bringing traditional culture into governance by navigating the intersecting systems of law 5 Jun 2018 Mr Donny Wilson is the Pilbara Regional Manager at Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation.
Don Wilton Maningrida Aboriginal coastal fishing enterprise: lessons learned and future prospects 7 Jun 2018 Don Wilton has fished his whole life and has been leading the development of fishing in the Maningrida region. Don's homeland is Nardilmuk, located on the coast 20km from Maningrida.
Glen Wingfield Case study: Partnering beyond stakeholders, from across the table to around the table 6 Jun 2018 Glen Wingfield is the Director - Vice Chairperson of Kokatha Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC.
Rene Woods The path to water sovereignty 6 Jun 2018 Rene Woods is a Nari Nari man from south-west New South Wales in Australia.
Kaely Woods Choice modelling: An approach to quantify intangible non-market values for native title compensation? 7 Jun 2018 Kaely Woods is an experienced senior executive and company director with an extensive history of working with Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders in public policy and commercial contexts.
The Hon Ben Wyatt PBCs and state government policy in WA 7 Jun 2018 Ben Wyatt is the Western Australian Treasurer, Minister for Finance, Energy and Aboriginal Affairs. Ben commenced his study in Arts and Law at the University of Western Australia in 1992.
Conrad Yeatman Beyond the law: Moving forward with the Eastern Kuku-Yalanji People 7 Jun 2018
Last reviewed: 29 May 2018