Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Senior Australian of the Year


2010 QLD Senior Australian of the Year Nominee

Albert Holt

Town: Inala
State: Queensland

Indigenous advocate

At 72 years of age, Albert Holt is a respected Aboriginal elder from Inala in Brisbane’s south-west. He grew up at Cherbourg mission after his family was forcibly removed from their home, overcoming adversity to become a respected role model. He is strongly committed to reducing the number of Aboriginals who come into contact with the justice system.

In 1995, he became one of the first Indigenous Police Liaison Officers in the state, fostering communication and cooperation between police and Indigenous communities. He was also integral in establishing the Murri Court in Queensland, where elders are involved in the courtroom decision-making process. He retired seven years ago but has never been busier. He is passionate about the education of young people and is currently Chair of the Searchlight Education Board, which is developing a new Indigenous school. He is a man full of pride, integrity and a determination to better the lives of Indigenous Australians.

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