Media Interviews

About Jamie Lowe

Jamie Lowe is a Gundjitmara Djabwurrung man and CEO of the National Native Title Council (NNTC). Jamie is an elected representative on the historic First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria, representing the Eastern Maar People, tasked with negotiating a Treaty framework with the Victoria Government.

Jamie was previously CEO of the Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation, appointed by the Federal Court to hold native title rights and interests for Eastern Maar citizens over their country in southwestern Victoria. Jamie still stays involved in community and negotiations of settlement for future Eastern Maar claims, and is a strong advocate for Traditional Owners, both in Victoria and across the country.

Jamie has a background in both government and non-government sectors and has expertise and skills in management, strategic planning, governance and economic development. Jamie believes that creating economic independence and maintaining and growing cultural identity are key to creating a self-determining nation of First Nations peoples.

Jamie is available as a media spokesperson. Please contact Megan Giles at or 0433 028 567.



Past media coverage

TitleNews outletDate
Mining companies have operated with a free rein and few consequences for too long (Op-Ed)The GuardianSep 2020
Executives to Step Down After Rio Tinto Destroys Sacred Australian SitesNew York TimesSep 2020
CNN's Connect the World with Becky Anderson: Jamie Lowe interview on Juukan Gorge destructionCNNSep 2020
Support builds for 'forensic' probe into Rio Tinto's land agreementsSydney Morning HeraldSep 2020
A Mining Company Blew Up A 46,000-Year-Old Aboriginal Site. Its CEO Is ResigningNPRSep 2020
Rio Tinto Cave ControversyThe Project - Channel 10Sep 2020
Rio Tinto bosses quit over Australian Aboriginal site blast backlashDeutsche Presse-Agentur (Germany)Sep 2020
Rio Tinto chief executive to leave over destruction of Indigenous sitesstuff (New Zealand)Sep 2020
Rio Tinto CEO and senior executives resign from company after Juukan Gorge debacleThe GuardianSep 2020
Listen to Racism and the AFL; and Heritage Destruction Consequencestriple R RadioSep 2020
Rio Tinto Chief Executive to go over destruction of Aboriginal sacred siteABC Radio National DriveSep 2020
Rio Tinto boss and top executives step down following destruction of Aboriginal Juukan Gorge rock sheltersSBS NewsSep 2020
Australia's mining industry clashes with indigenous groupsCNN's Quest Means BusinessSep 2020
National Native Title Council wants further reform after destruction of WA cultural sitesABC The World TodaySep 2020
Rio Tinto boss Jean-Sebastien Jacques quits over Juukan Gorge blastABC NewsSep 2020
'Divorced from reality': Indigenous leaders back calls for 'clean-out' at Rio TintoSydney Morning HeraldSep 2020
Mining industry opposes new laws for Aboriginal heritage sites despite Juukan Gorge failuresThe GuardianAug 2020
‘Paternal rules stifle indigenous development’, says National Native Title CouncilThe AustralianAug 2020
Rio Tinto "missed opportunities" to stop ancient Pilbara cave destructionABC PM RadioAug 2020
Review finds environmental protection laws lackingABC PM RadioJul 2020
National Native Title Council CEO Jamie Lowe Joins The Missiontriple R radioJun 2020
28 years since Australia's historic Mabo decision, 'there is a lot of unfinished business'SBS NewsJun 2020
Rio Tinto blasting of Juukan Gorge Indigenous site prompts call for heritage protectionsABC NewsMay 2020
Traditional owners mourning 'irretrievable loss' of two ancient rock sheltersABC Radio National BreakfastMay 2020
'It's not divisive, it's fact': Outrage over Cook tweet condemnedNITVMay 2020
Treaty Summit 2020 coming up this April! NNTC CEO Jamie Lowe gives us the details...3KNDMar 2020
Victoria's First Peoples' Assembly 'hopeful' as it works to bring Aboriginal treaties to lifeABC NewsFeb 2020
PM heralds new era to close yawning gapWestern AdvocateFeb 2020
Indigenous groups tell Scott Morrison of 'deep sorrow' at bushfire devastationThe GuardianJan 2020
Group to begin work on indigenous voiceThe Canberra TimesJan 2020
Celebrations and tears from traditional owners as Uluru climb ban beginsSBS NewsOct 2019
Tourists make final scramble up UluruThe Saturday PaperOct 2019
Workers ready to remove all evidence of Uluru climb – but the scars will lastNew DailyOct 2019
Garma: Native title compensation payouts are likely to cost billions of dollars — so how does it work?ABC NewsAug 2019
$1.3 Native title agreement for Noongar people is significantCAAMA radioOct 2018