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Working for a better future and outcomes for our children

Queensland’s First Indigenous Judge Appointed

Nathan Jarro

Queensland Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath recently announced the appointment of barrister Nathan Jarro as a District Court Judge in Brisbane.
Nathan Jarro, a Ghangulu and Bidjara man will be the state’s first Indigenous judge.
Mrs D’Ath said, “This is an important appointment for Queensland justice”.
“Nathan Jarro brings significant litigation experience to the role as a barrister. He initially practised in family and criminal law but has later focused on insurance, administrative, commercial and property law.”
He has held the role of Deputy Public Interest Monitor since 2011.
“He’s also adept at alternative dispute resolution techniques as a long-standing tribunal member for the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Mental Health Review Tribunal,” Mrs D’Ath said.
“And he has a strong history of involvement in his community, as a current Board Director for the Queensland Theatre company, chair of the QUT Indigenous Education and Employment Consultative Committee, and former Board Director of the National Indigenous Television LTD (NITV).”
Mr Jarro received his Bachelor of Laws from QUT in 1999 and, after working as a solicitor in private practice, came to the Bar in 2004. Mr Jarro has been one of Queensland’s most senior practising Indigenous lawyers.
Nathan takes up his new position from Monday March 26, 2018.
QATSICPP would like to congratulate Nathan on this historic appointment and wishes him every success.

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