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Terri Janke BA.LLB (UNSW)

Solicitor Director

About Me

Terri Janke is a Wuthathi/Meriam woman from Cairns. She empowers Indigenous people so they prosper. Terri advises on legal matters including incorporation, joint venture, procurement, governance, employment and engagement.
She is an international authority on Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP) and has written the leading protocols and ICIP models in the film, arts, museum and archival sector. She is valued mentor, an advocate for Indigenous business, an accredited mediator and governance expert.


Terri was admitted to practice in 1995, holds an Unrestricted Practising Certificate and is a member of the Law Society of NSW (currently a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee). She admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia, She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and LEADR Mediators where she trained in mediation and conflict coaching (now Resolution Institute).

Terri’s governance experience is gained through key board positions including; National Centre of Indigenous Excellence NCIE (Deputy Chair, Governance Committee and Audit and Assurance Committee) and previous board positions including; Jawun (Director, Member of Audit and Risk Committee), Tourism Australia, Chair of National Indigenous Television (NITV), Chair of Ngalaya Indigenous Lawyers Association.

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