ANU Women in Indigenous Policy and Law Research Network (WIPLRN)

WIPLRN aims at building collaborative relationships among Indigenous and non-Indigenous women scholars engaged in Indigenous policy and law research across the ANU.

The main objective of the network is:

  • to provide a supportive, dynamic, and collegial space to connect and foster the exchange of ideas as well as potential research partnerships and research grant applications among this growing cohort of scholars.
  • offer new platforms to present and discuss our research and will
  • to provide access to mentoring and advice to its members around scholarship and funding applications.

Launched by the Honorable Linda Burney MP on 29 March 2018, WIPLRN will host quarterly social gatherings including formal events with invited speakers.

The network is an initiative funded by an ANU Futures Scheme. Associate Professor Howard-Wagner has received funding under this scheme that will allow the network to host a series of events in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Look up for our upcoming events.



Thursday 15 October 2019

WIPLRN Seminar - Professor Jakelin Troy




Monday 25 March 2019

Title: Integrating ancient sources of strength and healing into contemporary organisational policies and practices

Presenters: with Aunty Lorraine Peeters and Shaan Peeters


Thursday 20 September 2018

Dr Lynette Riley, Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Sydney School of Education and Social Work


Thursday 29 March 2018

Launch the ANU Women in Indigenous policy and law research network (WIPLRN)

Presenters: Hon Linda Burney MP,  Michelle Deshong, Aunty Anne Martin, Jane O'Dwyer, Assistant Professor Deirdre Howard-Wagner, Professor Margaret Jolly 



Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Title: Changing the Relationship between Government and First Peoples: why local government matters

Presenter: Professor Heidi Norman, University of Technology Sydney


Friday 28 June 2019

Title: Indigeneity and the corporate form - the challenges of incorporating Indigenous cultural values into corporate governance structures and solutions for overcoming them.

Presenter: Dr Heron Loban, Senior Lecturer, Griffith Law School, Griffith University

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