Four Queenslanders have been awarded the Jack Cranstoun Scholarship to hone their mediation and dispute-resolution skills.
Jenaya Ward (First Nations People – Coomera), Jason Wang (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds – West End), Farhan Khudir (Regional Queensland – Kearney Springs) and Micaela Diaz (General – Wynnum) were announced as recipients at the weekend.
The quartet were awarded scholarships at a ceremony at the Brisbane Supreme and District Court.
The scholarships are offered by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General’s Dispute Resolution Branch to honour the memory of Jack Cranstoun, a mediator who died in 2014 in a surfing accident.
Since the scholarship began in 2015, the State Government has awarded more than 30 scholarships, investing more than $100,000 in the program.
Each scholarship is worth $3732 and provides an opportunity to be trained and assessed for National Mediator Accreditation.
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Yvette D’Ath said: “Congratulations are readily in order for Jason Wang, Farhan Khudir, Jenaya Ward and Micaela Diaz for this outstanding achievement and one they should be very proud of.
“There are a number of Jack Cranstoun Memorial scholarship winners who have gone on to work for the Dispute Resolution Branch, giving back to the community through public service.”