Diana Weribone

I was born and bred in St George and still reside there today. I am married with three wonderful grown children aged between 18 and 29 and three beautiful grandchildren, two aged four and one aged one year.

I am a descendent of the Mandandanji people.

I have been working as a Field Officer for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) in St George for the past 11 years.

Before I became the field Officer for ATSILS, I participated on various Aboriginal Boards of Directors for our Community.

I was inspired to work with ATSILS and the legal profession because being on the Committee of Aboriginal Legal Services I saw how my community needed a person that they respect and trust. I wanted to interact with clients in a manner which provided them with a knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system and their rights within it.

I have had a lot of challenges within this role by frequently providing information to clients about the criminal justice system and helping them in anything that they need to stay out of the system.

I am a very keen sportsperson as I still enjoy playing netball. I am also apart of the local Community Justice Group, Murri Service Providers network and love being involved with NAIDOC every year.

My parents have been a major inspiration in my life as they are very hard working people, which has rubbed off on all of their children.