Speakers and Special Guest

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Terry Janke

Terri Janke is a Wuthathi/Meriam woman from Cairns. She is an international authority on Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP) and is known for innovating pathways between the law and the cultural rights of Indigenous peoples. As the owner and Solicitor Director of Terri Janke and Company, she empowers Indigenous peoples to assert their ICIP rights and prosper in their business and creative endeavours. She advises on legal matters including incorporation, joint venture, procurement, governance, employment and engagement. She has written leading ICIP protocols and models for various sectors including the arts, museums, archives, film and business. Terri is also a valued mentor and an accredited mediator and governance expert.

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Pat Torres

CEO of her bush-tucker and bush remedy business called Mamanyjun Tree Enterprises which trades as Mayi Harvests & Ancient Wisdom and a cultural consultancy business called Mamanyjun Cultural Training.

Her extensive cultural and heritage knowledge was recognised this year with the awarding of a local Broome ‘2019 Kullarri NAIDOC Award for a Lifetime contribution to Culture and Heritage’. Pat was a Director, of the first bushfood organisation in the West Kimberley region known as the Gabiny Plum Harvesters Co-operative Ltd in Broome, WA which was previously known as the Indigenous Harvesters Australia Co-op Ltd.


Gemma Lloyd

Gemma Lloyd is a proud Dunghutti women from NSW, who grew up on Dharawal Country and has since lived and travelled extensively across Australia and the Globe.

Her career has led her to have extensive experience in Indigenous Community development, Micro-Enterprise Development and Business support. 
Currently Gemma works for Indigenous Business Australia as a Senior Business Development officer and assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to start or grow their businesses. 

Gemma is the owner operator of a Wellness and self-development business, Dhunuwi Wa Durrgan.
She uses this business as a platform to encourage and educate all people to achieve their greatest potential and hopes to raise awareness of sustainability and ethical practice in business


Robynne Quiggin

Professor Robynne Quiggin is a Wiradjuri lawyer and business woman who has worked across business, legal and policy areas of relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians including consumer issues, financial services, human rights, governance, rights to culture, heritage and the arts.

Robynne has practised as a solicitor, running her own legal consulting business for 10 years, was the inaugural CEO of the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute and managed ASIC’s Indigenous program.  She has served on a number of boards including Bangarra Dance Theatre, the Arts Law Centre of Australia, our national cultural institution the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), the Australian Museum, social enterprise First Hand Solutions and independent Indigenous media organisation and radio station Gadigal Information Services. She is currently chair of the Board of the NSW Aboriginal Housing Office, chair of Westpac’s Indigenous Advisory Committee, a member of Westpac’s Stakeholder Advisory group, a member of IAG’s Consumer Advisory Board and member of the Steering Committee of the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative.

Prior to her appointment at UTS, Robynne was Deputy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission. 


Robert Dann

Robert Dann  is a Nyul Nyul,Ngkina/Mangala,Kija Man.  


He works in the Kimberley region of Western Australia but his ancestry history is from Beagle Bay .


He is the owner of Kimberley Cultural Adventures  where he does tours telling the story of growing up Broome. 


He startest his bushfood drink business when he was serving up Boab iced tea on his tours and one of his client said he should explore the idea a bit further

Rayleen Brown Great Australian Cookbook

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Rayleen Brown – Co-Founder and Owner, Kungkas Can Cook.

Rayleen Brown and Kungkas Can Cook are known throughout Australia and many parts of the world where Central Australian bush foods are increasingly receiving due recognition as unique, speciality, gourmet and delicious. Rayleen has contributed and shared her unique recipes in publications such as the Great Australian Cookbook (now a tv program on Foxtel) and an ABC publication Australia Cooks, and just recently finished filming with the BBC Great Rail Journeys of the World highlighting the journey of the Ghan Adelaide to Alice Springs.


Mr Edward (Eddie) Fry


Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) Chairperson

Mr Fry has extensive experience within the Australian resource sector, specialising in Indigenous affairs and native title matters. Based in Adelaide, Mr Fry was born and raised in Darwin and his mother is a Dagoman woman from the Katherine region of the Northern Territory.  

Eddie holds a Diploma in Business Management from the University of South Australia and has held senior executive roles with Normandy Mining Ltd, having established the company’s Traditional Owner policy, managed international logistics, investor-relations and marketing of Normandy’s base-metal portfolio.  He previously worked at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC), the Aboriginal Development Commission and the Department of Aviation.

Mr Fry is Chairperson of Indigenous Business Australia (IBA); Deputy Chair of the Aboriginal Foundation of South Australia Inc.; Chair of the Indigenous Advisory Board at Broadspectrum; Chair of Todd River Resources Mineral Exploration (ASX); and Executive Director of Gimbulki Ltd, a native title land access company he established in 2002.

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Bruce Pascoe 

Bruce Pascoe recently received the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. 'Dark Emu' was published in 2014 and was shortlisted in the Victorian and Queensland Literature awards and won the NSW Premier’s book of the Year in 2016. Bruce's first screenplay ‘Boat' was produced into the short film BLACK CHOOK, directed by Dylan River and premiered at Sydney Film Festival in 2016. 

Bunurong, Yuin, Tasmanian heritage. Board member of First Languages Australia. Past Secretary Bidwell-Maap Aboriginal Nation. Bruce has published more than 20 books, the most recent ones being: ‘Bloke', published by Penguin in 2009, 'Chainsaw File', Oxford, 2010, ‘Fog; A Dox', Magabala, 2012 (shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Award and the Deadly Awards), 'Sea Horse', young adult novel, Magabala 2015 and 'Mrs Whitlam', young adult, 2016. Other books include: 'Night Animals', ‘Fox', 'Ruby Eyed Coucal', ‘Shark', ‘Ocean', ‘Earth', 'Cape Otway', 'Convincing Ground’ and 'Little Red Yellow and Black Book'. Bruce has won a number of awards, including Australian Literature Award for 'Shark' 1999, Radio National Short Story 1998, FAW Short Story 2010 and Prime Minister’s Award for Literature (Young Adult) 2013. Bruce published and edited Australian Short Stories magazine 1982-1999. Bruce lives in Wallagaraugh, Victoria.

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Chris Rees

Chris Rees is responsible for building and maintaining Austrade’s key relationships with corporate and government partners, in Australia and overseas, to help Austrade continue to deliver value to its clients.

Chris has had an extensive international career, having spent some 19 years in Asia. He has led Austrade’s operations in Fukuoka, Hong Kong, Osaka and Singapore, as well has having managed Austrade’s operations in Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory and New South Wales.

Prior to joining Austrade, Chris has worked in Australia and Japan in chemical trading, executive recruitment and food packaging.

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Terry Moore

Terry Moore is A/g Deputy Director General Policy and Corporate Division at IP Australia. Prior to this, Terry was at IP Australia for 18 years in roles ranging from patent examiner to Director Domestic Policy and A/g General Manager of the Policy and Governance Group. Terry has 14 years’ experience in various leadership roles at IP Australia and Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.


Damien Miller

Mr Miller is currently the Assistant Secretary of the Soft Power, Partnerships and Research Branch at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra.  He is co Faculty Head of the “Understanding Australia” Faculty at the Australian Government’s Diplomatic Academy.  In 2017 he joined the inaugural cohort of Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity.  From May 2013 to May 2017 he was Australia’s Ambassador to Denmark, with non-resident accreditation to Norway and Iceland.  He was the first Indigenous Australian to be appointed head of an overseas mission.  Mr Miller previously served overseas as Australia’s Deputy Ambassador to Germany (2010-2013) and at the Australian High Commission in Malaysia (2000-2003).  He joined the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1995.  Mr Miller holds a Graduate Diploma in Foreign Affairs and Trade from Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.  He was selected "Aboriginal Scholar of the Year" by the National NAIDOC Committee in 1993.  He is a descendant of the Gangalu people of central Queensland.


Paul Saeki

Paul Saeki is the Kakadu Plum Business Development Manager for the Indigenous Land and Sea
Corporation and manages the Secretariat of the Northern Australia Aboriginal Kakadu Plum Alliance.
He is a specialist Project Manager with a focus on collaborative stakeholder engagement, bringing
together different perspectives and capabilities by focusing on points of converging value between
stakeholders. He has previously worked for a variety of research consortiums (CRC CARE, ICEWaRM,
WAC) and in the university sector in international relations across a number of disciplines including
health sciences, cultural heritage, water resources and environmental science. He has completed a
Masters of Applied Project Management, Graduate Diploma of Business Law, and a Graduate
Certificate in Data Science. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Archaeology).

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Dale Chapman

Dale Chapman is an Indigenous woman born, in Dirranbandi in south west Queensland on Yuwaalaraay and Kooma tribal lands.  She is a qualified chef and has lived and worked on Kabi Kabi land, known as the Sunshine Coast, since 1976.
For the past 35 years Dale has worked in the food and hospitality industry, mainly in the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane regions.  She has extensive culinary experience, from French to contemporary Australian cuisine, however her real passion is cooking and promoting bush tucker.  In 2000, Dale established her business, The Dilly Bag Bush Tucker Products and Learning Programs (The Dilly Bag) on a meagre budget and a big dream.  In the last two decades Dale has travelled extensively throughout Australia and overseas  showcasing Australian native food and educating groups and individuals on bush tucker.