Minelle Creed is an award-winning journalist who began her career in the 1990s, reporting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander news and current affairs with ABC Radio and Speaking Out, and most recently with SBS Radio Living Black. Prior to this she worked with Brisbane Indigenous Media Association and was one of the first broadcasters to go live to air when the 4AAA Murri Country began in 1993.
Minelle eventually moved to Cairns the late 1990's and worked for various state and federal government departments dealing with Native Title, supporting Traditional Owners in Far North Queensland on land and sea management, particularly in the National Parks.
Based in Melbourne since 2010, Minelle is a strong supporter of the environment, sustainable living, animal rights, land and sea care, cultural heritage protection, Aboriginal cultural tourism, and women’s and children rights, Aboriginal STEM Education, Aboriginal Science, Astronomy, and the rights of people living with disability and chronic health conditions. In 2015, she won the 2015 United Nations Media Peace Award for SBS Living Black radio’s coverage on “Breaking community silence on violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women”, sharing the award with her colleague, Michelle Aleksandrovics Lovegrove.