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The Guarding Governance ® training is a fantastic mix of legal and cultural governance training alongside breakout discussion groups. Anika and Neane are knowledgeable, warm, and fantastic presenters who are passionate about what they do, and led us expertly through each of the legal and cultural governance principles.

Katherine Giles

Arts Law Centre of Australia

From the beginning to the end of our project, Laura, Joel, and Terri were an absolute pleasure to work with. The knowledge you have passed onto us for Indigenous Data Sovereignty and ICIP is truly priceless, and we cannot thank you enough for your contribution, guidance, commitment, and dedication to the project. We wish you all the very best for the future.

Victorian Government

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Coonamble Aboriginal Health Service (CAHS) have had a long affiliation with the work that Terri Janke and her team undertake with Aboriginal Organisations. CAHS acknowledges the work and legal expertise of Terri and her team inclusive of Beth. The expertise of Terri Janke and Company, is culturally appropriate, highly professional and we have received the best legal advice in nation for the work that we had carried out for us.

Thanks to Terri and her team for your expertise, professionalism and allowing CAHS to be empowered by your innovation and legal advice.

Phil Naden

Coonamble Aboriginal Health Services


It has been an absolute pleasure to have had the opportunity to work with your team throughout the consultation and the delivery of this final report. The roadmap will inform how we better engage in a deeper, meaningful and respectful way with our Indigenous partners into the future. It will be the foundation of an inclusive conservation approach for the whole of the organisation and demonstrates the unique and special relationships the First Peoples of this place have in caring for their Country.

Cliff Cobbo


Manager Indigenous Engagement

A huge THANK YOU to Clara Klemski (Senior Solicitor) and Laura Curtis (Solicitor) for your support and assistance during our prolonged negotiation of various IP, ICIP and moral rights clauses with an organisation. Your breaking down of complex information and guidance of what comes next in the drafting of the different clauses made for a much more simplified and streamlined process. It was most reassuring to have had you both provide us with professional advice as well as being a sounding board for our many concerns about the contract. We also thank you for the wisdom you provided to us regarding our next steps and wish you both continued success in your personal and professional endeavours.

Until next time, keep on leading with excellence.

Eddie and Suzanne Watkin



I have always admired and followed Terri Janke and her work on intellectual property and the cultural rights of our mob in the arts sector. I had put off contacting a legal firm to assist me with the legalities surrounding my business needs as I was unsure if they would represent me appropriately. Terri and her legal firm are one that I trust completely and know that as an Indigenous person in business, I am looked after. Terri’s team are professional, prompt and easy to work with and listened genuinely to what my needs were and provided legal agreements that considered my rights and the rights of my clients as well. 

Krystal Hurst

Gillawarra Arts

Artist and Creative Director

Adhapudhay Eso! (Thank you Very Much!) to Terri Janke and Company! Terri Janke and Andrew Pitt are expert Business Consultants.

Isolated in the Torres Strait, Panipan Designs has been blessed to achieve significant milestones through our entrepreneurial journey under their leadership and support through. We are eternally grateful for TJC challenging our ideals and making the ‘heavy lifting’ effortless.

Our self-confidence has soared, helping us make our Business Plan crystal clear and achievable, from marketing to pitching our business ideals, through to developing our existing and new products.

TJC have provided endless opportunities from re-branding and trademarking our existing business and products, along with the source of potential investors, through their connections on mainland Australia. Our Weaknesses have turned to Strengths, our Threats into Opportunities,  the experience has been priceless, we never thought we’d get to where we are now. We highly recommended TJC to anyone who aspires to develop their ‘new and existing’ small business venture in Creative Industries.

Edwin & Regina Turner

Panipan Designs


DKA (Desert Knowledge Australia) works with the knowledges and knowledge-holders of the desert and we need to make sure we are correctly articulating and managing IP and ICIP rights.  Terri and her team patiently and expertly worked through the important complexities to create a strong, clear ICIP protocol for DKA and now we’re working together to develop our IP Management Plan. Thanks Terri and Anika!

Lauren Ganley

Desert Knowledge Australia

Former Chief Executive Officer

Thanks very much for yesterday, it was a great session.  I really enjoyed the content and the discussion.  I am looking forward to going through all the material and reading up on the protocols.  The tour of AIATSIS was amazing too, so much knowledge and things to look at – I’ll definitely have to go back for another visit.

Stephanie Parkin

Lawyer & True Tracks attendee

Terri Janke is marvelous, she is fantastic. Her law firm is relevant and important and provides an essential service for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Michael McLeod

Message Stick Group

Chief Executive Officer

Terri’s a personal hero and an inspiration to me ever since we met. Her personal values are reflected in her company, she’s a person with integrity and honesty who responds to any challenge placed upon her with vigour, hard work, determination and focus.

Nancia Guivarra

Journalist & Indigenous media professional

We have found that in our association with Terri Janke and Company the ongoing relationship has not only helped but developed and given us a clear understanding of our intellectual property needs not only now but for the future ahead.

Melinda Watson

Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council

Finance Manager

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