Allison Halliday is a rainforest bama from the Gordonvale District and Goldsborough Valley Region. She is of the Malanbarra Clan of the Yidinji Tribe.
Allison has been actively involved in Aboriginal issues, particularly Native Title, Cultural Heritage and Land Management, since March 1995 when Ministerial Council approved the Terms of Reference for The Review of Aboriginal Involvement in the Management of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
On 29 April 2005, as Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Negotiating Team for the Rainforest Aboriginal People of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Allison officially signed off on the Regional Agreement with both State and Commonwealth Governments. Allison was also the Acting Executive Officer of the then Aboriginal Rainforest Council that represented that 18 Tribal Groups of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
Allison's role as Executive Officer and a Wet Tropics Board Director was to ensure the Regional Agreement was implemented by the Land Management Agencies and to monitor and review the continued involvement of Rainforest Aboriginal people in the management of their traditional lands within the WTWHA.
In 2006 Allison was then nominated by the Australian World Heritage Indigenous Network (AWHIN) of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area (WTWHA) of Far North Queensland to represent AWHIN nationally on the Australian World Heritage Advisory Committee (AWHAC).
Areas of expertise: Traditional Owner related NRM, World Heritage, Waters and Water Quality, Community Engagement