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Rose Falla


Rose Falla is a Wotjobaluk/Wemba Wemba woman born and raised in Melbourne. She was educated in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Rose has enjoyed a distinguished legal career, culminating in her appointment as Magistrate in 2013.  Rose is the first Indigenous Magistrate appointed in the state of Victoria.

Following roles at the Consumer Affairs and a number of other government and non-government agencies, Rose commenced her law degree at Deakin University. Coming from western Victoria’s Wotjobaluk/Wemba Wemba people, Rose’s career has intersected with her cultural heritage a number of times, including her time working at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and the Koorie Heritage Trust.

After completing her law degree, Rose worked as a Legal Officer at the Department of Justice and was responsible for the establishment of the first Koorie Courts in Victoria. Her career has since seen her perform roles within the Office of Public Prosecutions such as a senior Solicitor, Acting Deputy Directorate Manager of Complex Crime and associate to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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