Ghangulu and Bidjara man, Judge Nathan Jarro, will have his official welcome ceremony tomorrow, Thursday 12th April, alongside fellow Judge Michael Williamson QC at the Banco Court in Brisbane Queensland.
Judge Jarro was recently appointed to Brisbane’s District Court in a closed private ceremony on Monday 26th March after previously working in family and criminal law, and serving as Deputy Public Interest Monitor since 2011.
National Congress was thrilled with this historic appointment, particularly given the fact that Judge Jarro is the first Aboriginal judge to take the bench in Queensland. No-one in National Congress was more pleased with this news than Judge Jarro’s proud family member, his Aunty and Co-Chair Jackie Huggins.
“All credit must go to Nathan’s parents,” said Huggins, “who like most Aboriginal parents value the well-being and education of their children.”
“As a strong and close-knit family, we are bursting with pride as Nathan makes history for his people, the judiciary and his nation.”