Human Rights Lawyer
Amy is a lawyer working to uphold the rights of refugees and people seeking asylum at the Human Rights Law Centre. She works primarily at ending Australia’s current deterrence regime, and mitigating the worst harms in the interim.
Amy is a member of the #LetThemStay campaign team, working closely with GetUp! and the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce. In 2015, the coalition lead a nationwide campaign that kept a group of 267 people seeking asylum in Australia after the legal challenge to their offshore detention failed. More recently the campaign has challenged Government policy to immediately cease social security payments and then housing support for this group who remain in the Australian community.
Amy has a long-standing commitment to upholding the rights of refugees and people seeking asylum, social justice and the value of the community legal sector. She has previously volunteered with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Victoria Legal Aid, and other Victorian Community Legal Centres. She is currently a member of the Board of Management at Flemington Kensington CLC.
Before completing her law degree she worked in social policy roles in the Victorian Government. In 2014, she was awarded the Chief Justice’s Medal for Excellence and Community Service.