The National Native Title Council is hosting a webinar to rise above the noise and deliver clean and factual information delivered by an expert panel of First Nations voices.
Jamie Lowe, a proud Gundjitmara Djabwurrung man, first joined the National Native Title Council (NNTC) as Chair in 2017.
Two years later, he was appointed CEO, charged with supporting First Nation’s people’s right to true self-determination in advocating for their right to speak for and manage their own Country; to govern their own communities; to participate fully in decision making and to self-determine their own social and economic development.
As a key influencer, Jamie firmly believes that creating economic independence and maintaining and growing cultural identity are vital in creating a self-determining nation of First Nations peoples, and will continue to tirelessly advocate for a national Treaty whilst remaining a strong advocate for Traditional Owners and communities across Australia.
TONY MCAVOY SC
Tony McAvoy is a Wirdi man from the central Queensland area around Clermont and is also a native title holder on his grandmother’s country around Thargomindah in southwest Queensland.
Tony is a barrister and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2015. He has developed a strong native title practice and has successfully appeared for claimants in several land claims. He has also acquired significant experience in the areas of environmental law, administrative law, human rights and discrimination law, coronial inquests and criminal law.
Notably, between 2011 and 2013, Tony was an Acting Part-Time Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court. He was also the Acting Northern Territory Treaty Commissioner from the period of 8 December 2021 to 30 June 2022.
DR HANNAH MCGLADE
Dr McGlade is an experienced legal academic and practitioner with special interest in Indigenous human rights. Her career has focused on justice for Aboriginal people, human rights, race discrimination law and practice, Aboriginal women and children family violence and sexual assault.
In 2020, she was appointed a member of the UN Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues. Dr McGlade is also appointed to the Voice Engagement group.
DR EDDIE CUBILLO
Dr Eddie Cubillo is a descendant of the Larrakia, Wadjigan and Central Arrente peoples with strong family links throughout the Northern Territory.
Dr Cubillo is the Director of the Indigenous Law and Justice Hub and Associate-Dean of Indigenous Programs at Melbourne Law School and is intent on enhancing First Nations access to justice. He recently completed his PhD on the self-determination of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services.
Rachel Perkins is a distinguished filmmaker of the Arrernte/Kalkadoon nations. In 1992 she founded the Indigenous production company Blackfella Films. Her latest production is the documentary series The Australian Wars. She recently led the development of the national vision for Indigenous heritage (Dhawura Ngilan). In late 2022, Rachel joined the First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance to work on national Indigenous heritage legislative reform.
Throughout her career, Rachel has served on numerous NGO and federal agency boards and was a founding board member of the National Indigenous Television Service. She is currently a member of the NT Heritage Council and the co-chair of Australians for Indigenous Constitutional Recognition Ltd, an organising vehicle in the campaign for constitutional recognition and the Uluru Statement.
Clinton belongs to the Yawuru, Bardi and Kija people from the Kimberley region of Western Australia and is based in Rubibi (Broome).
Having completed a Juris Doctor from Melbourne Law School, he is passionate about ensuring Indigenous demands for self-determination are met through practical and meaningful ways for the benefit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
Much of Clinton’s legal scholarly work explores how the Australian legal system has responded to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander assertions of sovereignty. Prior to joining the NNTC as a Senior Advisor in December 2021, Clinton was a consultant who worked closely with Indigenous communities throughout Australia and helped deliver projects with clients and stakeholders across all levels of Government, corporate and the not-for-profit sectors.
Gain a clear understanding as our panellists provide direct, factual information on the Voice in this closed webinar on Thursday 2 March 2023, 1PM to 2:30PM AEST.
Open to the Native Title Sector only. Registration closes Tuesday 29 February 2023.