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Waanyi and Kalkadoon Elder’s inspiring admission to the legal profession

Joshua and Sandra Creamer at Sandra’s admission to practice (photo: ABC / Joshua Creamer)

Waanyi and Kalkadoon Elder and champion for Indigenous rights Sandra Creamer’s admission to the legal profession in Queensland is inspiring.

Her son and esteemed barrister, Joshua Creamer, moved her admission to practise — the first time in Queensland an Aboriginal barrister has moved the admission of their mother.

Joshua described his mother as a “strong, resilient, determined” woman and said she had overcome a great deal in her life, including domestic violence.

She studied law as a single mother of four.

Congratulations Sandra and Josh, from all at Higgins Chambers. We are proud to call you a colleague, Sandra.

Stephen Keim SC

Chris McGrath

Higgins Chambers

29 July 2020