Nipaluna | Hobart
Greg is Palawa (Tasmanian Aborigine) and descendant from Mannalargenna.
Greg is a consultant for Marrawah Law specialising in the areas of stakeholder engagement, negotiation and facilitation of disputes and meetings. He is also Chairperson of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation.
Greg’s career in the Public Service started in 1995 at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission. In 1998 Greg transitioned to the Tasmanian Government’s Office of Aboriginal Affairs, Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC) where he spent almost 9 years as the Manager. From there he headed up a Ministerial Office for approximately 2 years, then DPAC’s Local Government Division for a further 8 years where he was responsible for negotiating partnership agreements with Local Government. This is when Greg entered the Tasmanian Government’s Senior Executive Service.
Greg recently retired and ended his career with the Tasmanian Government as the Director Strategic Youth Services. Greg was responsible for the Tasmanian Youth Justice Program including responsibility for Tasmania’s only Youth Detention Centre.
Greg’s highlights of his Public Sector career was the development and implementation of legislation to provide compensation for Tasmania’s Stolen Generations and legislation which saw the return of Cape Barren Island, Clarke Island and Wybalenna to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community.
Greg’s highlight in representing Aboriginal peoples was in 2006 when he successfully mediated with the Natural History Museum in London for the return of 17 sets of Tasmanian Aboriginal remains to their rightful home. This paved the way for a number of European Institutions to then return Aboriginal remains to other Aboriginal communities across the country.
Greg has extensive community and stakeholder engagement experience; is a highly effective communicator, negotiator and facilitator; and highly approachable with well-rounded interpersonal and liaison skills.
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