Dr Terri Janke (Wuthathi and Meriam peoples)

Dr Terri Janke (Wuthathi and Meriam peoples)

Solicitor and Owner
Terri Janke and Company

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Terri Janke is a Wuthathi and Meriam woman and an international authority on Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP), known for innovating pathways between the non-Indigenous business sector and Indigenous people in business. As the owner and Solicitor Director of Terri Janke and Company, she manages her team to deliver excellent results to a diverse client base. Terri Janke has over 20 years of practice experience in intellectual property. She established her Sydney based IP law firm in 2000 working in the creative industry. Terri is recognised as a leading international authority on Indigenous cultural and intellectual property. Terri has been on a number of boards including non-government organisations. Her past directorships include Tourism Australia, National Indigenous TV (Chair), the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Collections Council of Australia, a Former President of the Ngalaya Indigenous Lawyers Association , NSW Premier Women’s Council. She is currently on the Board of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) and the Jawun Board, and is also a member of the National Australia Bank Indigenous Advisory Group. She is a nationally accredited mediator, and a member of LEADR. Awards include John Koowarta Law Fellowship, Emerging Indigenous Business Award. In 2005, Terri was listed on the NSW Women’s Honour Roll. Terri was awarded the Highly Commended, Aboriginal Justice Award from the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW in 2007. Terri Janke won NAIDOC Person of the Year in 2011 and the Attorney General's National Indigenous Lawyer of the Year Award in 2012. Terri is also a writer and her novel Butterfly song was published by Penguin in 2005. She is working on a follow up. She has also written two children's book, one with each of her two children.

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