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Tributes to Carpentaria


Melissa Lucashenko + Meera Atkinson

Angel's Palace

Panel

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Melissa Lucashenko

Melissa Lucashenko

ML is a Walkley award winning writer. Her latest novel, Too Much Lip was shortlisted for the Stella and NSW Premier's Prizes, and longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award.

Meera Atkinson

Meera Atkinson

Meera Atkinson is the author of Traumata, published by UQP in 2018, and two academic books. She writes across literary genres appearing in many publications, including Salon.com, Best Australian Poems 2010, Best Australian Stories 2007, Meanjin, Southerly, and Griffith Review. Meera was the Varuna Dr Dark Flagship Fellowship recipient for 2017. She teaches creative writing and English literature.

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Cheryl Leavy

Cheryl Leavy

Cheryl Leavy is the Deputy Commissioner and joined the Commission in June 2017. She is passionate about promoting and advocating for safe, caring and connected communities and reducing the over-representation of First Australian Children in the child protection system. Cheryl has enjoyed a notable career working with both the private sector and across state and federal governments in the health, taxation, education and transport portfolios. She has served on several boards including as a representative of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Cheryl has deep experience and expertise engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations. A Kooma Traditional Owner, Cheryl’s country is in southern inland Queensland between Cunnamulla and St George.


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