Jayne Weepers

Jayne Weepers

Postgraduate Research Student
Master of Politics and Policy; BEd

Scientia PhD Candidate 

Jayne was awarded a Scientia PhD Scholarship at the University of New South Wales in 2017 and commenced her PhD candidature with the Faculty of Law in 2018. Before this she worked for the Central Land Council for eighteen years, joining in 1999 after extensive environmental policy and advocacy work for various NGOs. She worked as the CLC’s Manager of Policy and Research, and was responsible for coordinating all aspects of the CLC’s research and policy development work, including facilitating discussions with remote Aboriginal communities, working with the CLC’s 90-member Council, and managing government relations and negotiations. In 2014 she completed a Master of Politics and Policy at Deakin University. Ms Weepers was born in Darwin and lived and worked in Alice Springs for 18 years with her family.

Areas of research

Land rights in the Northern Territory, Indigenous land tenure reform, Evaluation of Indigenous programs, Australian Indigenous policy and advocacy


Leon Terrill, Sean Brennan, Megan Davis

Publications and presentations

‘Evaluating Indigenous Land Tenure Reform in Australia’ (2019), presentation to the annual meeting of the Association for Law, Property and Society, Syracuse. N.Y.

‘The emergence of community-entity township leasing in the NT: what does it mean and who defines benefit?’ (2018), seminar at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU.