Murri Court - Indigenous Justice? (hosted by Reconciliation Queensland Inc)

Community Event
Saturday, 2019, March 16 -
1:00pm to 3:45pm
Mitchelton Library Cafe 37 Heliopolis Parade, Mitchelton, Queensland, Australia 4053

The RQI Speaker Series: 'Murri Court - Indigenous Justice?'.
Join Reconciliation Queensland for a presentation by our distinguished guest, former Queensland Chief Magistrate and founder of the Murri Court, Diane Fingleton.

WHEN: Saturday, 16 March 2019 from 1.00 pm until 3.45 pm. WHERE: Mitchelton Library, 37 Heliopolis Parade, Mitchelton.

RSVP: please email or call Rosalie on 0448 468 618


Long before Kevin Rudd's National Apology, Chief Magistrate Diane Fingleton made an Apology in 2000 to Indigenous people from the bench. “It was just that they had not always been granted the justice that they deserved,” she said.

Diane Fingleton is a retired Queensland Magistrates Court judge, the first woman ever appointed to the position of Chief Magistrate. Long an advocate for social justice, she introduced the Murri Courts.

She documented her controversial trial, imprisonment, and eventual vindication by the High Court of Australia, which quashed her conviction as a miscarriage of justice, in her 2010 book, 'Nothing To Do with Justice'.

Come along to this RQI Speaker Series event to hear from Diane Fingleton about her passion to establish justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

As the founder of the Murri Courts, she is in the best position to enlighten us on their value.

About the RQI Speaker Series:

Entry to this Reconciliation Queensland 'Speaker Series' General Meeting is free - All are most welcome.

Feel free to bring a plate of food or refreshments to our afternoon tea. This is an informal affair, no motions are on the agenda for the gathering.

Donations are always gratefully received to help our volunteer-run organisation deliver these events.

We aim to promote reconciliation while giving members an opportunity to engage with RQI management and important community figures & leading experts.

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