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The Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited (the RRRC) was formed in 2006. RRRC is a not-for-profit consortium of research providers, industry and community organisations that cooperate via a strong and effective engagement framework. We recognise the fundamental right of Indigenous Peoples to maintain and develop cultural practices to address spiritual, cultural, social and economic needs.

The RRRC works at the intersection of conservation, Government policy development and community economic development in the tropics, providing services and promoting innovative solutions and community wellbeing.  The RRRC aims to translate science-based ecological knowledge into improved environmental outcomes, increased local and regional wealth and to create regional jobs.

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INLOC delivers training and operational support to Indigenous communities and groups, and their partner organisations, to achieve their own aspirations in caring for their own land and sea country.

INLOC trains for the real world, delivering skills and knowledge to provide tangible capabilities. Training can be certified or non-certified as required. All certified training is delivered by INLOC Training. INLOC Training is our trading name for our company BLP Training and Services Pty Ltd, RTO 5795

Meet the team


Lydia Miller

Our Program Director

A Kuku Yalanji and Waanyi woman from Far North Queensland, Lydia has a wealth of experience in the arts and cultural sector spanning over 35 years. She combines this artistic background with public policy and administration experience in the health, community services and criminal justice sectors. She is passionate about First Nations Women achieving their dreams and future.


Sandra Levers

First Nations Senior Mentor

Sandra Levers is a Kuranda Murri with 40 years experience in training and running workshops for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. She is a mother and grandmother who loves to travel and work with and among her people throughout the country.

Sandra believes that continual learning and constant reflection is an important aspect of personal and professional growth. Fun is always a key component in her training.


Samantha Walker

First Nations Operations Manager

A Darnley Island, Kalkadoon and Bidjara women. Samantha’s skills and experience inlcudes Business Management, Education, and Vocational Educational. She has worked in remote communities across Northern Australia with a key focus on contextualised service delivery. Samantha is dedicated to the causes she cares about, including working to empower First Nations Women and inspiring young female leaders.


Jen Petrich

Our Instructor

Jen operates a cattle business at Mt Molloy in Far North Queensland and has many years experience as a trainer and assessor with rangers in remote and isolated Indigenous communities. This connection and a long-term history in tourism in the North Queensland area, is an asset to the Deadly Women’s program.


Margi Schmidt

Our Instructor

Margi is from Kangaroo Island a small Island off the Coast of South Australia. She is a qualified Naturopath and passionate trainer. Her recent background experience is in Tourism. Margi has years of experience in this industry and along with her training background is keen to deliver a learning experience that is both knowledgeable and fun.


Mary Ware

Our Trainer

Mary Is a Torres Strait Islander from Wug Village, MOA Island. Mary has a military background and currently serves in the Army Reserve. Her administration, training skills, and knowledge are valuable assets to the Deadly Women’s Program.

Our Program Partners

We gratefully acknowledge funding support from the Commonwealth and Queensland State Governments, and our local governments-the Cairns City Council, Napranum Council and Mapoon Council. We thank all those community organisations, peak bodies and land councils who have generously contributed their support and assistance to the Deadly Women program.


We gratefully acknowledge the Remote Female Employment and Leadership Project funding support of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Office for Women


We gratefully acknowledge funding from the Queensland Government’s Department of Justice and Attorney-General Investing in Queensland Women for the Deadly Women of the Torres Strait project.

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