Land Sector Package

Emu Consulting

Register of Service Providers for Indigenous Carbon Farming Activities

Contact details: Dawn Hawthorn-Jackson
Phone: 0438 341 153
The service provider is non-Indigenous; a partnership between Indigenous/non-Indigenous service providers
Services provided in: National, South Australia

Services and experience

Services provided:

I have a BA with majors in Biology/Geography (environmental and social), a BSC (Honours), and six years postgraduate experience in NRM/Applied Agricultural and Social Science. I am also a qualified Facilitator, Train the Trainer and Customer Service professional. And, I have undertaken contract and marketing training.

I am an NRM professional with over 20 years NRM applied experience. Throughout my six years of postgraduate studies I delivered workshops relating to sustainable farm management practices to farmers throughout South Australia. These workshops included strategies to address soil erosion and increase carbon capture. My experience also includes roles as an NRM Liaison Officer, Landcare Officer, NRM Communications and Education Manager and Community Assessor for the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC). In addition, the Community Assessor role enables me to view selected project ideas and provide assessments based on my expert knowledge and experience.

Since 2008, I have been running my own business - Emu Consulting (, which specialises in Environmental Management, Aboriginal Cultural Awareness, Communications and Community Engagement. Through my business I have assisted NRM organisations, government departments and private organisations with a diverse range of NRM matters including those related to Aboriginal Cultural Awareness, training, governance, communications, community engagement and NRM biodiversity/land management enhancement.

I have good working relationships with Aboriginal communities, particularly in South Australia and have recently extended my relationships to work with Aboriginal communities and individuals in Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria. I am able to offer my services throughout Australia, independently or in collaboration with specific and carefully selected Aboriginal colleagues.