“I will be someone you can count on as a strong voice and an advocate for East Hills. I have a proven record of activism in the community on matters of principle by standing up for your rights.”
I recently stepped down from my unpaid voluntary role as President of the NSW Council for Civil Liberties - a role I held from 1999 to 2013 - and have run many campaigns on a variety of rights issues surrounding the misuse of power by authorities against individuals where I fought to end recent attempts to reintroduce the death penalty in Australian states and argued for stronger privacy protection for people.
I was a Board Member of the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW from 2003 - 2009. In my Anti-Discrimination Board role I fought for gender equality in employment and against discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity, disability and age.
I was a full time Member of the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal of NSW from 2003 - 2008 where I worked to assist tenants, landlords, consumers and businesses to resolve disputes.
I previously worked as a manager in the insurance industry and I am now campaigning full time as the Labor candidate in the state seat of East Hills for the 2015 NSW election.
I have an Arts Degree and a Law Degree and have previously worked for the Legal Aid Commission of NSW.
In June 2014 I was recognised for the significant contribution to a range of human rights and civil liberties organisations when I was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).