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2018 Symposium Speakers


  • Associate Adjunct Professor Mary Graham - University of Queensland and Kombu-merri First Nations Peoples
  • Professor Irene Watson - Professor of Law and Pro Vice Chancellor Aboriginal Leadership and Strategy, , University of South Australia Business School. Professor Watson belongs to the Tanganekald, Meintangk Boandik First Nations Peoples, of the Coorong and the south east of South Australia (via internet)
  • The Hon. Justice Brian Preston - Chief Judge of the NSW Land and Environment Court
  • Cormac Cullinan - South African Lawyer and author of Wild Law
  • Professor Klaus Bosselmann - University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Professor Jacinta Ruru - Otago University Law School and Co-Director of Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, New Zealand's Maori Centre of Research Excellence.  Jacinta is Māori, of Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāti Maniapoto descent.
  • Mari Margil, Attorney and International Programs, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) - via internet
  • Dr Anne Poelina - is the Managing Director of Madjulla Inc.; a Nyikina Traditional Custodian from the Mardoowarra, Lower Fitzroy River in the West Kimberley region of Western Australia; and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with Notre Dame University
  • Hugo Ivan Echeverria - Lawyer, Ecuador
  • Dr Virginia Marshall, Australian National University and author of "Overturning Aqua Nullius"
  • Lisa Mead - Earth Law Alliance, United Kingdom
  • Dr Geoff Garver - McGill University, Canada
  • Ross Williams - Bindal/Juru First Nations Peoples
  • Dr Erin O’Donnell - Melbourne Law School, Australia
  • Valentine Nona - Djiru First Nations Peoples
  • Dr Michelle Maloney, Australian Earth Laws Alliance

Other speakers from India, Colombia, the US and New Zealand will be confirmed soon.