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

    Valuable member of Roma court community acknowledged

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

    Tuesday, July 27, 2010

    Valuable member of Roma court community acknowledged


    Attorney-General Cameron Dick today acknowledged the valuable contribution of a Roma resident to the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service.

    Mr Dick said Donald Dodds had been a field officer with ATSILS for about 12 years, providing important legal services and support for Indigenous Queenslanders.

    “This assistance not only helps people with their individual legal issues but contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of our courts and the broader justice system,” Mr Dick said.

    “As somebody who consistently goes the extra yard to help people, Mr Dodds is regarded with utmost respect by the Roma community.

    “The commitment shown by Mr Dodds is obvious through the hours he contributes to the court community, liaising with clients and even attending court on weekends for bail applications.”

    Mr Dick acknowledged Mr Dodds’ work ethic and diligence in providing a vital link between the courts, police and Indigenous communities.

    “Mr Dodds’ valuable work in the court helps magistrates apply culturally appropriate sentences that offer real outcomes and make a difference to people’s lives.”

    Mr Dick presented Mr Dodds with a certificate of appreciation to recognise his efforts and standing in the court community.

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