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Cross Cultural Initiatives

Karen's cross cultural services can assist both Aboriginal and non Aboriginal clients to deliver services and programs that address the key areas concerning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Consultancy Clients

  • Department of Human Services, Victoria
  • Department of Health, Victoria
  • Department of Justice, Victoria
  • Department of Planning and Community Development
  • Department of Sustainability and Environment
  • Department of Primary Industries
  • Department of Innovation and Regional Development
  • Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
  • Department of Health and Ageing, Federal
  • Department of Families and Community Services, Housing and Indigenous Affairs
  • Australian Securities and Investment Commission
  • Jobs Australia Foundation
  • Koorie Heritage Trust Inc, Victoria
  • Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc.

Indigenous Organisations

Karen Milward Consulting develops culturally appropriate solutions to the issues confronting Indigenous people that empower individuals and communities so they can confidently and effectively move forward.

Karen understands and actively promotes that Aboriginal community consultations are integral to the developmental and evaluative projects her consultancy is involved in.

This approach is underpinned by Karen’s believe that this is critical to ensuring Aboriginal communities can constructively contribute to whole of government and community approaches to strategic, policy and program development and improvements in culturally competent service responses to meet the needs and aspirations of Aboriginal people.

Non Indigenous Services

Karen Milward Consulting is extensively experienced in social research, with expertise in issues concerning Aboriginal communities and organisations, including early intervention and prevention, children and young people, health, housing, drugs and alcohol, family violence,native title, education, training and employment, cultural heritage, social justice, and Aboriginal cultural competence and responsivenes in government and mainstream services.


We can provide reviews, audits and evaluations of services for Aboriginal and non Aboriginal programs. Karen has held senior policy and program management positions in Government and has been consulting in Aboriginal Affairs for over 20 years.


Our consultancy is experienced in partnering with consulting agencies and companies to assist with the development of culturally-appropriate service models for Aboriginal communities

With the input of multiple cultural experts, Karen Milward Consulting is able to deliver a stronger response to specialist projects. We can also provide referrals to other Indigenous consultants for particular expertise required for your project.

Aboriginal expertise, advice and committee participation can be provided for government tenders and service development.