Panel Discussion and Q&A

Compensation and reparations for harm to Indigenous culture and heritage are increasingly prominent in Australia given the High Court’s landmark decision in Northern Territory v Griffiths [2019]. The High Court sought to assess the meaning of cultural loss from Indigenous testimony, and ‘translate the spiritual hurt from compensable acts into compensation.’ The destruction of Juukan Gorge in WA’s Pilbara region in 2020 also prompted efforts to assess, evaluate, and remedy the harm suffered by Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura peoples. Parallel debates about treaties have raised the possibility of reparations for colonisation, including under the Queensland Government’s Path to Treaty Commitment and in the Voice campaign.

Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A about these pressing issues with Indigenous leaders and experts in heritage protection, native title, and the law.

Confirmed speakers

  • Mick Gooda, co-chair of the Queensland Treaty Advancement Committee
  • Murrandoo Yanner, Director of the Carpentaria Land Council and the Gulf Region Aboriginal Corporation, and the Gangalidda and Garawa Native Title Aboriginal Corporation
  • Josh Gorringe, General Manager, Mithaka Aboriginal Corporation
  • Professor Valerie Cooms, Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Joshua Creamer, Barrister-at-Law, Murray Gleeson Chambers
  • Dr Richard Martin, Senior Lecturer and native title researcher, The University of Queensland
  • Dr Kim de Rijke, Senior Lecturer and native title researcher, The University of Queensland




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