Mikaela has worked in the commercial and native title sector with project proponents, statutory entities, local government, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and other stakeholders. In her practice she provides commercial advice on transactions, governance, obligations and duties for entities including commercial enterprise, not-for-profits, Indigenous corporations and Indigenous business.
Mikaela has assisted with the right to negotiate process for section 31 Deeds and Ancillary Agreements to ensure native title and cultural heritage obligations are complied with in a commercial context. She has also been involved in Cultural Heritage Management Plans/Agreements and Indigenous Land Use Agreements.
Mikaela is a Torres Strait Islander from Mabuiag Island with family connections to the Wagadagem and Ngaragi Tribe.
Outside of law, Mikaela continues to participate in the Australian Indigenous Education Mentoring Program which aims to close the gap of education and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through their senior’s years at high school.
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Caitlyn Tagliaferri (nee Tim)