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Dr Virginia Marshall

Executive Member of the Indigenous Peoples' Organisation

Dr Virginia Marshall, Wiradjiri Nyemba yinaa. Virginia is Principal Solicitor/Director in her law firm, Triple BL Legal. Virginia is the Inaugural Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian National University, with the School of Regulation & Global Governance & Fenner School. Virginia is the leading legal scholar on Indigenous Australian water rights. Lead Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Grant ‘Creating pathways & opportunities for Indigenous medicines’. Recognised by the University of Victoria BC as a Distinguished Woman Scholar. National winner of the AIATSIS WEH Stanner Prize for best Indigenous thesis. Author of the award winning book Overturning Aqua Nullius (2017). Co-Chair Indigenous Cluster to the Institute of Climate Change, Energy & Disaster Solutions ANU, Australian Government’s former Co-Chair Committee member to the Committee on Aboriginal Water Interests, Chair of the ANU Indigenous Research Advisory Group and Committee Member to the ANU Human Research Ethics Committee. Water Expert for the World Economic Forum, the Australian Capital Territory IPO Champion, Executive Board member Indigenous Peoples Organisation (Australia). UN Pacific Delegate to COP26 in Glasgow 2021 for Local Communities & Indigenous Peoples Platform meetings, co-drafter of the Universal Periodic Review (Australia’s Report Card) & interventions to EMRIP & UN Permanent Forum.


See Dr Marshall at the 2022 Better Futures Forum:

Tuesday 6 September, 2.30pm -3.30pm AEST | Panel Discussion: Policy & Action to decarbonise sectors and create better outcomes for all Australians

Tuesday 6 September, 4:00pm - 5:15pm AEST | Sector Workshops & Submissions: No Net Zero with Nature: How to plan land-use and scale up nature based solutions to help meet our Net Zero targets


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