Lester Bostock is a Bundjalung man with disability who has been at the forefront of promoting and protecting the human rights of Aboriginal people with disability in Australia over several decades.
Lester publicly introduced the concept of “double disadvantage” and how it relates to Aboriginal people with disability in 1991 when he gave the Meares Oration entitled Access and equity for people with a double disadvantage.
Lester is widely recognised as one of the pioneers of Aboriginal media in Australia.
Lester has received numerous awards for community service over the years including a Centenary Medal, the NSW Law and Justice Foundation Award for Aboriginal Justice and in 2010 Uncle Lester was the NAIDOC Elder of the Year.
In December 2016 Uncle Lester Bostock was awarded an honorary doctorate (Doctor of Arts) by AFTRS, in recognition of his life-long work and leadership in media and film-making.