Professor Robynne Quiggin is a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central western New South Wales. She has lived and worked in Sydney, practicing as a solicitor and consultant for 15 years with a focus on legal, compliance and policy areas of relevance to Indigenous Australians including human rights, financial inclusion, financial services, consumer issues, governance, the arts and heritage.

Prior to her appointment at UTS, Robynne was Deputy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission. She has a long standing commitment to a rights based framework as a mechanism for individuals and communities to pursue their social, economic, cultural, linguistic and artistic priorities. She has participated in a number of international human rights and biodiversity forums and published on the role of rights in relation to the economic, cultural, artistic and scientific work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Robynne has undertaken a number of appointments by the NSW and Commonwealth Governments including the Aboriginal Trust Fund Repayment Scheme Panel and the Commonwealth Consumer Advisory Committee. In 2014 she was recognized among the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence.

Robynne worked at UTS in the early 2000s as a part time senior researcher at Jumbunna and lecturer in the Faculty of Law’s Indigenous legal subjects, focusing on land law (land rights and native title) and race and the law.

She is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and has served on the board of Arts Law Centre of Australia, the Council of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and Gadigal Information Services. Robynne is currently deputy chair of the board of Bangarra Dance Theatre, a Trustee of the Australian Museum, chair of Westpac’s Reconciliation Action Plan Committee, chair of First Hand Solutions and a member of the Indigenous Law Bulletin’s Editorial Panel.

Professional positions:
Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
Trustee of the Australian Museum
Chair of Westpac’s Indigenous Advisory Committee
Chair of the board of First Hand Solutions
Deputy chair of the board of Bangarra Dance Theatre
Member of the Indigenous Law Bulletin’s Editorial Panel

Experience

  • –present
    Professor, University of Technology Sydney