Krista Dunstan (nee McMeeken) is a Nyoongar woman from Esperance (Wagyl Kaip Southern Noongar) who was Miss NAIDOC Perth 2011 and admitted to legal practice in 2012. Krista is currently a Principal Policy Officer with the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage developing policy for divestment of the Aboriginal Lands Trust estate and other lands based Strategic Projects. Krista is committed to community development and equity of service through a number of roles including as a member of the board of Celebrate WA, Richmond Wellbeing, the Western Australia Aboriginal Cricket Advisory Committee and as an officer in the Royal Australian Air Force Reserves. Krista was a recipient of the Human Rights Commission’s Young People’s Medal in 2012, a finalist in both the Young Business Women’s Award and Corporate and Private Award categories of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in 2015, the Law Society’s Lawyer of the Year (under 5 years’ experience) in 2017 and the Women Lawyer’s WA Junior Woman Lawyer of the Year (joint) 2018. Krista is excited to be a member of the Noongar Charitable Trust Advisory Committee as it gives her the opportunity to give back to Noongar people in a meaningful and positive way.

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