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Bachelor of Laws

Joshua Creamer graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Griffith in 2009 and just two years later had applied his education, knowledge and determination to become, at the time, one of only four Indigenous Barristers in Queensland.

Joshua, who is of Wannyi and Kalkadoon heritage, grew up in Mount Isa and later Yeppoon before moving to the Gold Coast to study law.

In 2008 Joshua was awarded Griffith University's Rubin Hurricane Carter Award for Commitment to Social Justice.

After graduating from Griffith, Mr Creamer was awarded the Nyst Lawyers Scholarship for Indigenous Graduates and completed one year’s training under Nyst Lawyers partners and Griffith University Innocence Project co-founders Chris Nyst and Jason Murakami.

Now based in Brisbane, Joshua's practice areas include Native Title, Mining Law and Human Rights.

"It's interesting to be Indigenous and working in native title; understanding the complexities of the law, knowing the limitations of the law and contrasting that with the expectations of Indigenous groups," he said.

"I want to be able to contribute towards improving the situation of Indigenous people; that's an important goal for me."

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