Community meet over Palm Island settlement

Sonia Kohlbacher

Lex Wotton will address Palm Island community members about a $30 million class action settlement that has been reached with the Queensland government.

A community meeting will take place on the island on Thursday following a briefing in Townsville on Wednesday.

It comes after the state government revealed it had reached the settlement with 447 claimants in the 2016 class action.

Mr Wotton's Federal Court class action resulted from the police response to riots that followed Palm Island man Cameron Doomadgee's 2004 death in custody being deemed racist.

Speaking after the meeting in Townsville, Mr Wotton said the struggle he had endured in his fight for justice on behalf of the community had not been recognised by its leadership.

Mr Wotton said few had stood up for him or the community despite an endless stream of negative publicity.

"I know there's a lot of bad things on social media but no matter what you say or do it's not going to change what the court of law announced," he told AAP.

"You have to move on and don't look behind because that's not where you're going.

The settlement needs to be approved by the Federal Court.