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    Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    Attorney-General acknowledges work of Redlands court volunteers

    Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    Monday, June 28, 2010

    Attorney-General acknowledges work of Redlands court volunteers

    Attorney-General Cameron Dick has acknowledged the hard work of court volunteers in a ceremony at the Cleveland Courthouse today.

    Mr Dick presented ceremonial sashes to the local Murri Court’s elders and respected persons, and certificates of appreciation to local volunteer Justices of the Peace.

    “Murri Courts are a core component of the State Government’s Indigenous Justice Strategy and it is impossible to put a value on the contribution made by those involved,” he said.

    “Murri Courts would not be possible without the support of magistrates, the local community justice group, the elders and other respected members of the Indigenous community who generously donate their time.

    “Murri Courts provide a vital link between the courts and Indigenous communities.

    “The sashes that were presented today represent a ‘badge of office’ for elders and respected persons who work so hard to serve their community.” (Full list of recipients below)

    Mr Dick awarded local Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations with certificates for their sense of duty to community service within the region.

    The recipients are involved in the Redlands Justices of the Peace Community Program, located at the Victoria Point Shopping Centre.

    Mr Dick thanked the JPs for their efforts. (Full list below)

    “Their willingness to volunteer their time, skills and energies to provide Queenslanders with greater access to JP services is highly commendable and appreciated,” Mr Dick said.

    “It is not unusual to see these volunteers throughout shopping centres, court registries, universities, libraries and hospitals across Queensland

    “JPs hold an essential position in our community and play an important role in the administration of justice in our state.”

    Media contact:
    Office of the Attorney-General and Industrial Relations Minister 3239 3487

    Murri Court sash recipients

    • Uncle Lionel Morgan
    • Aunty Joan Hendriks
    • Aunty Helen Martin
    • Uncle Norman Clark
    • Aunty Dale Robertson
    • Aunty Delmae Barton
    • Aunty Bonnie Robertson
    • Uncle John Close
    • Aunty Diane Barker
    • Uncle Tony Watego

    Justice of the Peace/Commissioner for Declarations certificate recipients

    • Brian Lloyd – JP (Qual)
    • Dorothy Lloyd – Com Dec
    • Pamela French – JP (Qual)
    • Evelyn Dillaway – JP (Qual)
    • Keith Dyer – JP (Qual)
    • Robert Barnes – JP (Qual)
    • Christine Cox – JP(Qual)
    • John Norris – JP (Qual)
    • Geraldine Cundy – Com Dec
    • Phillip Campbell – JP (Qual)
    • Noel Brown – JP(Qual)
    • Thomas Franks –Com Dec
    • Edward Wann – JP(Qual)
    • Angela Jones – Com Dec