Avelina Tarrago was recently recognised in The Courier Mail’s Q Weekend Magazine with a profile written by Leanne Edmistone. Ms Edmistone recounts Avelina’s journey in the legal profession and her aspirations to build a legal community for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and practitioners. Avelina is presently one of only two practising indigenous female barristers in Queensland.
“I think most Aboriginal people are born advocates, so it’s not unusual that I’ve come into law, because we’ve always had to fight for our rights, unfortunately. There’s just different ways to advocate for things and my way is to bring people into the process, rather than putting people off.”
The full article can be viewed here (The Courier Mail, Q Weekend Magazine, Saturday 16 November 2019, Pages 12 – 14).