Joshua Creamer

Barrister at Law,

In 2016, Joshua was recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific as one of Australia’s Outstanding Young Lawyers.

Active in Country: Australia

DTP Alumnus: 2004 Indigenous Youth Program - Sydney

 

 

 

Joshua Creamer joined DTP’s Indigenous Youth Program in 2004, organised in collaboration with Oxfam’s International Youth Partnership Program. He has since returned as a presenter on a number of DTP courses.

 

Joshua is a Wannyi and Kalkadoon man and practises as a barrister in Queensland. From 2010-2014, he also served as the president of the Indigenous Lawyers Association of Queensland. Joshua has been working to address racism through education and positive action since his student days; his current practice areas include discrimination and human rights, as well as native title and Indigenous law. In 2008, he won Griffith University’s Rubin Hurricane Carter Award for Social Justice.

 

Racial discrimination remains a key human rights issue in Australia, particularly in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Organisations including Oxfam and Amnesty International continue to expose discrimination, including significantly disproportionate rates of incarcerating Aboriginal children and adults and the withdrawal of government services to force the closure of remote communities.

 

“Racism for me has taken many forms. Some of it is open and on display, such as when ignorant and inaccurate views are expressed and not corrected. At other times it is more subtle, such as not being included in groups, being isolated from other students and not having my opinions valued.”

 

Profile was part of 2015 DTP's 25th Anniversary Exhibition