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Making history, Judge David MacLean has been appointed as a District Court judge of Western Australia, the first Indigenous person to do so. Appointed in 2018, Judge MacLean was the first Indigenous man to become a Magistrate in WA and was first admitted to practice in 1991. Since then, he has had a positive impact […]

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Minister for Indigenous Australians, Ken Wyatt has released the membership list of the Senior Advisory Group that will be leading the way on achieving a Voice to Parliament for Australia’s First Nations people. Announcing the formation of the Senior Advisory Group a fortnight ago, Minister Wyatt has now revealed a list of 17 members who […]

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One politician closely watching Victoria’s tentative steps towards treaty is the Northern Territory’s new Aboriginal Affairs minister, Ken Vowles. Mr Vowles, an Aboriginal MLA who holds the seat of Johnston, was sworn in as NT Aboriginal Affairs minister yesterday in a cabinet reshuffle that also saw Selena Uibo promoted to the frontbench. The Aboriginal Affairs […]

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The Victorian Government has appointed respected reconciliation advocate Justin Mohamed as the state’s new Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People. A Gooreng Gooreng man from Bundaberg in Queensland, Mr Mohamed has spent much of his career working in the Aboriginal health and sport sectors, improving outcomes and connections to culture for Aboriginal people, including […]

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Indigenous barrister Nathan Jarro has become a judge of the District Court in Brisbane in a move that has been welcomed as an important appointment for First Nations people. Not only is Judge Jarro one of only two Indigenous judges currently presiding over an Australian courtroom; he is also the first Indigenous judge to take […]

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