Lisa Strelein

Dr. Strelein's research and publications have focused on the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the state, and the role of the courts in defining Indigenous peoples’ rights. Lisa has made a significant contribution to academic debate on native title in Australia, including her book: Compromised Jurisprudence: Native Title Cases since Mabo.  Lisa maintains strong networks within the native title system, conducting research projects in partnership with, or in response to, the needs of native title representative bodies and claimants as well as government departments. Lisa has been a champion of developing the cultural competency framework for AIATSIS and, with Toni Bauman, led the development, design, writing and rollout of the Core Cultural Learning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia, foundation course for Commonwealth employees.  She is also on the Senior Executive Board of AIATSIS and takes a strong interest in the internal governance of the institute. Lisa is the convenor of the annual National Native Title Conference, which remains the leading annual Indigenous policy conference in Australia. She has degrees in Commerce and Law and was awarded a PhD, for her thesis examining Indigenous sovereignty and the common law, from the Australian National University (ANU) Research School of Social Sciences in 1998. Lisa is an Honorary Professor at the ANU and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria, British Columbia

AIATSIS Submission - Inquiry into the Opportunities and Challenges of Engagement with Traditional Owners in the Economic Development of Northern Australia

This resource is the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies' (AIATSIS) submission to the Inquiry into the Opportunities and Challenges of the Engagement of Traditional Owners in the Economic Development of Northern Australia.

AIATSIS submission: Protection of Indigenous knowledge in the intellectual property system

This submission investigates how engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be undertaken in relation to the intellectual property system to ensure the protection of Indigenous knowledge.
Journal article

Reforming the requirements of proof: the Australian Law Reform Commission's Native Title Inquiry

This article argues that native title has the potential to be an empowering process, but that achieving this requires a clear and economically valuable property right that supports Indigenous governance and traditions and long term prosperity. Introduction The 20th anniversary of the commencement of the...