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Indigenous leader Lex Wotton thanked Levitt Robinson’s senior partner Stewart Levitt after winning the Anthony Mundine Courage Award at the National Indigenous Human Rights Awards in Sydney last night in Sydney.


The awards, which were attended by former NSW Governor Dame Marie Bashir and a host of State and Federal MP’s, heard how Mr Wotton, who garnered national attention after he was implicated and accused of inciting the Palm Island riots in Queensland in 2004, had travelled a long and difficult road from being charged and convicted to receiving the prestigious award.


“It’s been a difficult road but a worthwhile one and there is a lot more to be done for our people,” Mr Wotton said.


“I really appreciate being acknowledged in this way.”


Mr Wotton told the packed auditorium that his lawyer and friend Stewart Levitt had been integral in helping him on his journey of redemption.


“Stewart has been such an important friend and adviser I thank him for everything he has done for me and everything he is doing for my people.”


Anthony Mundine presented Mr Wotton with his award.