Mrs Toni Bauman

Position: Research Fellow
School and/or Centres: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research


Location: Room 2152, Copland Building

Toni Bauman is an Honorary Staff member at CAEPR and a Visiting Research Fellow at AIATSIS. She is also working on a case study as part of CAEPR and AIGI’s Governance and Development project.

She is an anthropologist, coach, mediator, facilitator and trainer, a director of Dodson, Bauman & Associates and was for a number of years the AIATSIS Senior Research Fellow in governance, public policy and cultural competence. She has published widely, made presentations to a range of national and international audiences, facilitated many workshops and forums, and been involved in developing policy for Indigenous organisations and governments. Toni has over thirty years of experience in Indigenous land and native title claims, governance, agreement-making, decision-making and dispute management processes including free, prior and informed consent, joint management of protected areas, government policy, cultural competence, art and craft, program evaluation, partnerships, and feasibility studies. She has worked as a staff member and consultant for government departments, statutory authorities and Indigenous organisations.

In 2016 Toni led the development of modules for an online cultural competence program for all Commonwealth employees called Core. She was the chief investigator on the Indigenous Facilitation and Mediation Project at AIATSIS (2003-2006) and subsequently for the Federal Court of Australia’s Indigenous dispute resolution case study project, ‘Solid Work you Mob are Doing’ and authored the AIATSIS publication, Aboriginal Darwin.


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