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Thelma Schwartz

Thelma Schwartz

Principal Legal Officer, Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service (QIFVLS) and Member, Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce

About Thelma

Thelma is the Principal Legal Officer of QIFVLS, an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Organisation providing legal and non-legal support services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander victims/survivors of family violence and/or sexual assault. Thelma identifies as of Torres Strait Islander heritage alongside her German/Samoan and Papua New Guinean heritage.

Thelma has extensive practice experiences working with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, in the provision of legal services in regional, rural and remote Queensland in her representation of adults and youths from both a victim and defendant legal practice perspective across multiple courts.


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