Matthew Punch from the NLC will offer insights into how the negotiation process managed to stay sober and what is being done to ensure the process moving forward remains so for all parties. Matt would like to offer real time thoughts on an actual work in process that has been far from perfect, but at present is about as good as it gets, and thoughts on how to keep it that way.
Matthew Punch is a Legal Advisor at the Northern Land Council in Darwin. Before going to the NLC, Matthew was a 2010/11 Rio Tinto-FaHCSIA NTRB Scholar at the University of Dundee, where he completed a Masters in Law (Mineral Land and Policy) and an internship at Rio Tinto’s London legal department. Matthew has also worked as a lawyer at NTSCorp in Sydney, and at Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) based in Geraldton.