Ex-Officio Council Member
Term concludes 31.12.20
Mark received his Bachelor of Laws from The Australian National University, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University, a Master of Laws and a Doctor of Juridical Science from the University of Arizona, a Certificate II in Indigenous Leadership from the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre and a Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Heritage, Language and Culture from Charles Sturt University.
In 2013 Mark was awarded the National NAIDOC Scholar of the Year Award.
His research interests are in the areas of human rights and, in particular, the expression and fulfilment of those rights for Indigenous Australians. He is currently working on an ARMC grant relating to Indigenous governance and jurisdiction for native nations and intends on expanding his research outcomes to include the application of ‘constitutionalism’ for indigenous Australians.
Mark is a current board member of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples and the Trangie local Aboriginal land Council and has been elected as Chair of RMIT’s Academic Board.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.