It was recently announced that Lincoln Crowley will become a Supreme Court Judge on the 13 June 2022. This is a significant and important moment for Crowley as he gets to represent many other First Nations people and inspire them to ignore the relentless racism they face and continue to fight for what they want.
As a child, there were many unfortunate experiences that he faced in concerns to racism. One example of this is when his deputy principal called him into their office and stated “Your family is Aboriginal aren’t they? They’re the type that end up in jail”. Even as a young person he was constantly told negative things about his Indigenous side but despite that he continued to persevere and become successful.
His position as a Supreme Court Judge in Queensland is well deserved. Since he was a regarded as an expert in his position as a barrister, he was given the title of Queen’s Council in 2018. He was a solicitor-advocate for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service shortly after he graduated school. He also had many high-profile cases including his role as crown prosecutor on a case about Omar Succarieh who was convicted of foreign incursion charges.
It is important that people in high positions represent our community so they can better make decisions that will reflect what Australia wants and stands for. As stated by Annastacia Palaszczuk on the topic of Crowley’s new position it was “hopefully the sign of many more to come”.
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