Governance day 2021

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A free one-day online forum for illuminationinspiration and action.

In partnership with Loomio*, the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations invites members and directors of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations to an engaging forum designed to elevate your board's capability and knowledge.

The focus will be governance challenges—and success—in Indigenous contexts in Australia and beyond.

This is a rare opportunity to join in a practical cross-cultural exchange of governance knowledge and expertise, and we are lining up a great list of keynote speakers, presenters and workshops for this very special event.

To join in, register ASAP. We hope to see you there! (And if it turns out you are unable to attend, please let us know.)


Master of ceremonies (MC) for the day: veteran journalist and acclaimed author Stan Grant.


  • The current state of Indigenous governance—where are we at? What are the challenges?
  • The director mindset and setting up for success—women, young people, effective corporate culture
  • Resilience—emerging issues and risk—digital tools, cybersecurity, the pandemic

As well as keynote speakers, there will be mini-workshops and good opportunities to meet other people and to have a say.


  • Dame Meg Taylor, former Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
  • Kerryn Newton, CEO, Directors Australia
  • Peter McQuoid, PDM Consultancy
  • Selwyn Button, Registrar of Indigenous Corporations
  • Gary Johns, Commissioner, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
  • Morgan Brigg, University of Queensland (UQ), Josephine Bourne (UQ) and Jodie Curth-Bibb, Square Circle
  • Jessica Bulger, CEO, Australian Indigenous Governance Institute (AIGI) and Lara Drieberg, AIGI
  • Rahul Watson Govindan, CEO, Loomio Cooperative

Download the full program (PDF 300kb) and if need be, our tips for joining and using Zoom (PDF 61kb).

How to join

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* Loomio is an Aotearoa (NZ)-based platform for open, respectful discussion and decision-making online. ORIC has partnered with Loomio for a pilot project to determine how well it supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations to strengthen their governance.