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Dr Virginia Marshall

Executive member of the Indigenous Peoples’ Organisation

Dr Virginia Marshall is Wiradjiri Nyemba. She is the Inaugural Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian National University, with the Schools of Regulation & Global Governance & Fenner Environment and Science. Virginia is the leading legal scholar on Indigenous Australian water rights; recognised by the University of Victoria BC as a Distinguished Woman Scholar; the national winner of the AIATSIS WEH Stanner Prize for best Indigenous thesis; author of the award winning seminal book Overturning Aqua Nullius (2017); and co-Chair of the national Committee on Aboriginal Water Interests to reform the National Water Initiative. 

Virginia is Principal Solicitor in her law firm practising in native title, Traditional Knowledge protection, water and human rights. She is a member of the Australian National University’s ‘Climate Change Institute’, Human Research Ethics Committee ANU, Water Expert for the World Economic Forum, Executive Board member, Australia Capital Territory Champion, Australia and human rights adviser to the Indigenous Peoples Organisation (Australia), member of the Advisory Panel for an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and ‘Water Justice Hub’.

See Dr Virginia Marshall at the Better Futures Forum:

Wednesday 18 August, 9.00am - 9.10am AEST 
WELCOME ADDRESS: Acknowledgement of Country

Thursday 19 August, 4.30pm - 5.10pm AEST
PLENARY: Identifying and responding to climate change priorities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples