Elijah Buol – Division 8 Candidate
A father of 4 children, Criminologist and Family Dispute Resolution Legal Practitioner who came to Australia as an Unaccompanied Minor refugee in 2002.
Elijah has worked in government and non-for-profit organisations helping youth and disadvantaged communities. Elijah is a community advocate who believes in delivering better services to communities and individuals.
His tireless advocacy work was instrumental in removing children from adult prisons in Qld and ammending the Youth Justice Act 1992 Qld.
He is 2019 Qld Local Hero for Australian of the Year Awards and recipient of Medal of Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to community and Law reform in Qld. He is the Owner and Director of Smart Answers Consulting Pty Ltd. Elijah volunteers on several government and non-profit organisations, sporting club committees and Advisory boards.
Elijah is currently Ambassador for the Fathering Project Australia and Australia Day Ambassador.