"Rachael assisted me with facilitation of discussions and negotiations with Aboriginal traditional owners, the Land Council and the company, focussing on closure and reclamation and end land use discussions at one of our closed mine sites. The engagement with the Traditional Owner family groups, the land council and the company had stalled due to changing priorities and resource issues within the Land Council. Rachael was able to work successfully with the Land Council and the TO's to coordinate a number of meetings with the TO liaison committee in preparation for a full day engagement session between the council, the company and all TO's responsible for the country on which the mine is located. The meeting was highly successful with positive outcomes for the company and the TO's. I recommend Rachael for her ability to engage at all levels with TO's, land councils and mining companies on both a technical (environmental) and relationship aspects of Aboriginal affairs."

Mike Slight
Senior Regional Manager Closure and Reclamation
Newmont Asia Pacific


"In 2005 we applied for several mineral exploration licences in the Northern Territory. Being new mineral explorers to the region, our company engaged Rachael’s consulting services on the back of her renowned professional reputation in the Territory and her extensive experience in Aboriginal engagement, environmental monitoring, systems & management. With her well established professional networks and guidance, we were awarded access by Traditional Owners in record time to our exploration projects: a key factor having Rachael as an integral part of our small team, continually guiding and driving negotiations with Traditional Owners and related peak body organisations. Today we have strong professional relationships with all stakeholders and a reputation in the Territory as an ethical explorer thanks to Rachael’s work and professional endorsement."

Dr Andrea Marsland-Smith
Exploration Manager
Uranium Equities Ltd

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