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Our Team – Mike Butler

First Nations Engagement Coordinator and Mediator

Mike Butler

First Nations Engagement Coordinator and Mediator

Mike is a First Nations Engagement consultant and has been working to enhance BROOKS’s engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities since January 2021. His knowledge and guidance is helping the BROOKS team expand its awareness and understanding of Australia’s First Peoples and has made a significant contribution to a number of BROOKS’ Community Engagement projects, most notably St Vincent’s Hospital.

Mike is a trained mediator and completed a Juris Doctor (Law) degree in 2018. His strengths lie in his enthusiasm and dedication to communities. He most recently received the City West Housing 2021/2022 leadership award for his involvement in Community Housing.

A Murri man originating from Wangan and Jagalingou country, Mike is an Aboriginal representative in his Sydney home (Pyrmont & Ultimo). Mike grew up in highly cross-cultural environments, and his engagement with the community is long and varied. Originally trained as a professional engineer, Mike followed on to a career in journalism, where he learned communication on a number of levels. His recent engagement has been with traditional custodians and land councils in NSW, QLD and the Northern Territory around mining, infrastructure projects, health, child removals and incarceration.

His recent engagement has been working with traditional custodians and land councils in Papua New Guinea, NSW, QLD and the Northern Territory around mining, infrastructure projects, health, child removals and incarceration. He recently won the City West Housing 2022 leadership award for his involvement in Community Housing.