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All consultants engaged under section 144T of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 (Cth) were engaged using the standard terms and conditions for the engagement of consultants by the TSRA as set out in the instrument referred to in section 144T(3). There were no significant differences between those terms and conditions and how consultants were engaged.

Table 6-2 Details of consultants (total from audited financial statements – detail unaudited)

Name

Amount ($)

Purpose

Selection process

Justification code

Acuro

7,259

Business support panel

Open tender

B

Arafura Consulting

110,183

Anthropological services

Direct sourcing

B

David Fell Environmental

40,938

Biocultural surveys

Direct sourcing

B

David Fell Environmental

11,928

Masigal Calendar

Direct sourcing

B

Davidson Workplace Solutions Pty Ltd

18,529

Enterprise agreement consultation and negotiation

Direct sourcing

B

Deltapoint Pty Ltd

39,278

Human resource support

Direct sourcing

B

Di Chambers

14,402

Technical research and policy drafting

Direct sourcing

B

Effective Governance

67,295

TSRA Board induction

Select tender

B

Emamulda Consulting

51,350

Anthropological services

Direct sourcing

B

Environmental Systems Solutions

130,736

Traditional ecological knowledge system

Open tender

B

Fieldworx

17,900

Second Language Symposium

Direct sourcing

B

Gabriel Bani

46,364

Dugong and Turtle Management Plan review

Direct sourcing

C

Grant Thornton

4,091

Business support panel

Open tender

B

HLB Mann Judd

16,026

Internal audit

Open tender

B

James Cook University

110,000

TropWATER seagrass research and monitoring

Direct sourcing

B

James Cook University

11,815

Seagrass training rangers and staff

Direct sourcing

B

James Cook University

46,079

TropWATER wetland and mangrove programme

Direct sourcing

B

Kleinhardt

9,678

Business support panel

Open tender

B

KPMG

13,684

Business support panel

Open tender

B

Miromaa Aboriginal Language & Technology Centre

53,700

Language Symposium conference

Direct sourcing

B

Ocean Time Marine

10,599

Vessel safety management system

Direct sourcing

B

Pacific Social Mapping

8,975

Anthropological services

Direct sourcing

B

PDM Consultancy

3,600

Probity plan for REIS business growth package

Direct sourcing

B

Regional Advisory and Innovation Network

10,500

IPA management plan update

Direct sourcing

B

Samuel Taylor

219,531

ICT support and integration

Direct sourcing

B

SC Lennon and Associates Pty Ltd

59,319

REIS framework

Open tender

C

Squiz Australia

20,000

ICT for REIS implementation

Direct sourcing

B

Stuart Boyd-Law

18,182

Feral pig eradication

Direct sourcing

B

Sydney Institute of Professional Studies

2,750

Certificate IV in Government Delivery

Direct sourcing

B

Tagai State College

110,000

Environmental education coordinator

Direct sourcing

B

Terraform Design Pty Ltd

59,400

Land and sea management investment prospectus

Select tender

C

Terri Janke and Company

12,057

Law workshop delivery

Direct sourcing

B

University of Wollongong

3,000

Advice on draft tropical rock lobster management plan

Select tender

C

WildFish Research

10,000

Investigate development of bait fishing industry

Select tender

B

YUMI Education

218,916

TS Language Centre

Direct sourcing

B

Zakazukha Marketing Communications

75,465

Media support services

Open tender

B

Total

1,663,529

     

REIS = Regional Economic Investment Strategy

Justification code:

A Skills currently unavailable within TSRA.

B Need for specialised or professional skills.

C Need for independent research or assessment.