LGBTQIA+ Rights and Inclusion Panel

This event is part of the ANU Gender Identity + Sexuality Moot. All participants and non-participants are welcome to attend.
ANU College of Law will host a Zoom panel with people who work on LGBTQIA+ rights and inclusion.

The panel will be moderated by Associate Professor Wayne Morgan. Panellists will discuss what they see as the most significant issues that need legal reform with respect to LGBTQIA+ rights and inclusion, and how we can best ensure that work and study places are inclusive and safe for people from all backgrounds but in particular for the LGBTQIA+ community. All competitors are strongly encouraged to attend and ask questions.


The event is finished.


01 Oct 2020


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


  • Alastair Lawrie
    Alastair Lawrie

    Alastair has 16 years experience in public policy, most recently as the Policy & Engagement Manager at Hepatitis NSW. He has also served as a ministerial adviser to the Commonwealth Special Minister of State and Minister for Agriculture, worked as the Policy and Law Reform Officer at Victoria Legal Aid and as a public servant in the Victorian Departments of Premier & Cabinet and Justice.

    Alastair is a mentor with the Pinnacle Foundation, sits on the Social Justice Committee of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Board, and on Pride Foundation Australia’s working group on LGBTI refugees. He has previously served as Policy Working Group Chair of the Victorian and NSW Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobbies. In 2017, Alastair was a finalist in the Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Individual category at the Australian Human Rights Awards.

  • George Vallance
    George Vallance

    George identifies as a non-binary person and is an ANU alumni, graduating with an LLB (Hons)/Bachelor of Asia-Pacfic Studies (’13) and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (’14). Since graduating, George has had a diverse career, working in private practice as a solicitor, for a big four consulting firm, for ANU and now for ACT Government. George recently led the LGBTIQ+ Health Scoping Study, which identified barriers to accessing health services for LGBTIQ+ people in the ACT. George’s current role includes overseeing a broad spectrum of policy development including: aged and palliative care, women, youth and children, disability, LGBTIQ+ and multicultural communities, primary care and chronic conditions. George was married in 2018 and lives in Ainslie with their wife, two dogs and is looking forward to becoming a parent in October.

  • Heidi Yates
    Heidi Yates

    Heidi Yates is the ACT Victims of Crime Commissioner at the ACT Human Rights Commissions. She was also a solicitor and leading advocate for family violence law reform in the ACT. She has advocated for the development and funding of free legal services across Australia (particularly for survivors of family violence) and is known as a trailblazer in gender-related law reform.

  • Nicholas Stewart

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