Rabia Siddique is a criminal and human rights lawyer, a retired British Army officer, a former terrorism and war crimes prosecutor, a professional speaker, published author and mother of triplet boys!
After starting life as a criminal defence lawyer and youngest ever Federal prosecutor in Perth, Rabia moved to the UK in 1998 where she was eventually commissioned as a Legal Officer in the British Army in 2001.
In a terrifying ordeal that garnered worldwide attention, along with a male colleague, she assisted with the rescue of two SAS soldiers from Iraqi insurgents in Basra. Her male colleague received a Military Cross for outstanding bravery, while her part in the incident was covered up by the British Army and Government. In a fight for justice Rabia brought a landmark discrimination case against the UK Ministry of Defence, and won.
She went on to become a Crown Advocate in the British Counter Terrorism Division, which saw her prosecuting Al Qaeda terrorists, hate crimes and advising on war crimes prosecutions in The Hague.
She has undertaken human rights and community aid work in the Middle East, South America, United Kingdom and Australia. She has recently written and published her memoir, "Equal Justice", which is a story about strength, resilience, courage, conviction and determination. An Australian/UK feature film is shortly to be made about her life.
Rabia has been the keynote speaker at events organised by American Chamber of Commerce, Woodside Energy, Harrier Human Capital, Friends of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Master Builders Association Women in Construction and Building, University of Western Australia and Penrhos College.