Eddie Cubillo is an Aboriginal man with strong family links throughout the Northern Territory. His mother is of Larrakia/Wadjigan descent, and his father is Central Arrente. Eddie’s family has experienced the intergenerational effects of the policy of forced removal of children of mixed descent from their family and country. He was formerly the Executive Officer of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (NATSILS).
Eddie started his career working as a solicitor with the Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission, and went on to work as a solicitor for the Northern Territory Government. Eddie has also served as Chairperson of both the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) and the Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee (NT).
In 2009 Eddie completed a Masters of Laws, and in 2010 he was appointed the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner of the Northern Territory.