Mabo: The Legacy

Fri 9 Jun 2017 5:45pm8:00pm
17 May 20172 June 2017


Level 4, West Wing Forgan Smith Building
The University of Queensland
St Lucia
Seminar Room W426

In commemoration of 25 years since the Mabo Decision, the TC Beirne School of Law, School of Social Science and the Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) at The University of Queensland, invite you to a panel discussion on the legacy of Mabo.


Mr Getano Lui (JNR) AM, Torres Strait Regional Authority, Member for Iama (Yam Island)

Mr Getano Lui was the TSRA’s first Chairperson, and in 2012 was elected for the fourth time to the TSRA board.  He also holds the office of Councillor with the Torres Strait Island Regional Council and has held roles on regional Boards and Councils sing the 1970s.  He is a strong advocate for self-determination for his people.

David Trigger, UQ Anthropology

David is Professor of Anthropology at UQ, and has undertaken research in the native title context for most of Native Title’s 20+  years. He has acted as anthropological expert on many cases and produced leading academic work that reflects on the social and cultural effects of the native title process on Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and Australian society.

Murrandoo Yanner, Carpentaria Land Council

Murrandoo is a director of the Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation, in which he has played an integral role. Among other regional and local responsibilities, he is chairman of the Gangalidda and Garawa Native Title Aboriginal Corporation and a driving force behind the development of sustainable economic opportunities for indigenous people in the Gulf.

Joshua Creamer, Griffith Chambers Brisbane

Joshua is listed in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession as one of Australia’s leading Native Title barristers, a listing resulting from peer-based surveys as well as interviews with clients, peers and relevant industry bodies.