WA Biodiscovery Bill: information sessions

A series of information sessions are being held across WA to consult with stakeholders on the Bill.
Last updated: 26 April 2023

About these information sessions

A series of 7 information sessions will be held in various regional locations across WA and in Perth for stakeholders to hear about recommendations from Phase 1 of consultation held in 2022 and the proposed model for how the Bill is expected to work in practice.

Each session will be led by Ms Roanna Edwards from PricewaterhouseCoopers Indigenous Consulting Pty Ltd and be supported by a graphic scribe. Register for a session by clicking on the relevant link below.

Roanna Edwards is a Whadjuk and Ballardong Noongar woman, and a Director at Pricewaterhouse Coopers Indigenous Consulting, leading the firm's WA office. A journalist by trade, Roanna has spent over a decade working in Aboriginal Affairs across Commonwealth statutory bodies and State-owned utilities to deliver positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Who can attend? All stakeholders across Western Australia, including Aboriginal people and representative organisations, researchers and businesses.

Can't attend? You can also join in the session virtually or request a 1:1 meeting by getting in touch with the Biodiscovery Bill Project Team at biodiscovery@jtsi.wa.gov.au

Location Date Time Venue Register
Broome Friday, 12 May 2023 10am - 2pm (lunch provided) Liyan-ngan Nyirrwa Cultural Wellbeing Centre at Nyamba Buru Yawuru Registrations open
Kununurra Monday, 15 May 2023 10am - 2pm (lunch provided)

Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring Language and Culture Centre

Registrations open
Albany Monday, 22 May 2023 10am - 2pm (lunch provided) Albany Entertainment Centre (Kalyenup Studio) Registrations open
Port Hedland Wednesday, 24 May 2023 10am - 2pm (lunch provided)

Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre

Registrations open

Friday, 26 May 2023

10am - 2pm (lunch provided)

Goldfields Art Centre (Function Room)

Registrations open
Geraldton  Monday, 29 May 2023 10am - 2pm (lunch provided)

The Gerald Apartment Hotel (Fitzgerald Room

Registrations open
Perth Wednesday, 31 May 2023

1pm - 5pm (afternoon tea provided)

Parmelia Hilton Perth (Karri Room)

Registrations open