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Project Team

Marcelle Burns (Kamilaroi), Project Leader and Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the University of New England.

Professor Larissa Behrendt (Eualeyai/Kamilaroi), Professor of Law and Director of Research, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, University of Technology (Sydney).

Professor Anita Lee Hong (Badjalla), formerly Director of Oodgeroo Unit, Queensland University of Technology.

Professor Mark McMillan (Wiradjuri), Deputy PVC Indigenous Education and Engagement, RMIT University.

Professor Asmi Wood (Badu), ANU College of Law, Australian National University.

National Reference Group

Eddie Cubillo, Senior Indigenous Fellow, Melbourne School of Law, University of Melbourne. Formerly Manager Human and Social Services, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council and Director Community Engagement Darwin, Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory

Shane Duffy (Kalkadoon), Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld) Ltd.

Professor Colleen Haywood (Noongar), Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equity and Indigenous); Head, Kurongkurl Katitjin, Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research, Edith Cowan University

Magistrate Jacqui Payne (Butchulla), Queensland Magistrates Court

Professor Erika Techera, Director, Oceans Institute and Graduate School; University of Western Australia Law School

Armidale Reference Group

Aunty Barbara Bond (Boonthamarra), Tutor, Oorala Aboriginal Centre and School of Law, University of New England

Professor Amanda Kennedy, Law School, Queensland University of Technology. Formerly Deputy Director, Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law, School of Law, University of New England

Donna Moodie (Kamilaroi), Lecturer, School of Education, University of New England

Janelle Speed (Dunghutti/Biripai), formerly Executive Assistant, Oorala Aboriginal Centre, University of New England

Uncle Steve Widders (Kamilaroi/Anaiwan), Consultant

Armidale Local Reference Group


We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.


Support for this project has been provided by the Australian Government Department for Education and Training. The views in this project do not necessary reflect the views of the Australian Government Department for Education and Training.


Marcelle Burns

School of Law, University of New England

Phone: 02 6773 2686

Email: mburns7@une.edu.au or info@icclap.edu.au