Staff

  • Daniel Nguyen

    Advocacy Coordinator - Race Discrimination

    Daniel has a long and varied experience in campaigning and working with communities experiencing discrimination and racialised policing and has lots of experience working with young people from CALD backgrounds in many different settings.
    He has been Executive Officer at Tarwirri-Indigenous Law Students and Lawyers Association since 2014 – has presented or overseen the Police Accountability legal education session with the PLEA  – Prisoner Legal Education Project for nearly 7 years, is on the Board at the Young Workers Centre and has been the Mayor  of the Yarra City Council and remains a Melba Ward Councillor.
    Daniel’s position brings together coordination of the Peer Advocacy Team and the Without Suspicion campaign which drives our racial profiling advocacy work.
  • Taina LeFort

    Criminal Defence Solicitor

    Taina is passionate about International Law with a focus on Human Rights and Criminal Law. As a dual French/American citizen, she completed her Law Degree and Master’s Degree with honours at the University Paris X (France) before obtaining an LLM at the University of Melbourne. After a brief passage at the UNODC tackling issues of white collar crime and corruption of domestic or foreign public officials, Taina has started her career as an Australian Lawyer specialised in criminal law for various private law firms. Today, Taina is advocating for systemic changes into policing practices through the Police Accountability Project. As a woman in crime, practising in a foreign country, she thrives with ensuring that her clients’ rights are protected at all time, and that each individual is treated with respect and professionalism.

     

     

  • Witt Church

    Outreach Support Officer

    Witt is an experienced social worker having been 6 years full time with Sisters Inside in Queensland as a full time youth support worker supporting young people impacted by criminalisation and incarceration and has most recently been a Therapeutic Family Violence Specialist at Drummond Street Services supporting trans and cis women, transgender and gender diverse people who have used violence in their intimate and family relationships.

    Witt brings extensive experience to the PAP team and will be ‘walking alongside’ our police accountability clients in this critical para-legal outreach position.

    The Outreach Support Officer is part of our Walking Alongside Program which has been funded by a grant from the Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation.

     

  • Gregor Husper

    Principal Solicitor

    Gregor was a high-volume case worker at  FLemington Kensington Community Legal Centre for 14 years and was active part of the centre’s police shootings campaign in the early 1990’s and during the early beginnings of what was to become the Police Accountability Project.

    Since leaving the centre was Gregor has taken on numerous roles including principal lawyer positions at Justice Connect, the Consumer Action Law Centre and Brimbank Melton CLC and was most recently at Victoria Legal Aid where he established a new client service improving access to justice for people in prison.

    Gregor brings a wealth of experience in client-centred casework, strategic and collaborative advocacy and law reform and a lifelong commitment to social justice.

    Gregor returned to the legal centre as Principal Solicitor of the Police Accountability Project in January 2019.

  • Lauren Caulfield

    Advocacy Coordinator - Policing Family Violence

    Lauren is a social justice and environmental activist and community organiser whose anti-violence work is focused at the intersections of interpersonal and state-sanctioned gender violence.  Her position is based at Flat Out Inc in partnership with the Police Accountability Project. Lauren also works with the Abolitionist and Transformative Justice Centre.  She holds a Bachelor of Laws and was recipient of a Churchill Fellowship in 2014 for her research into community-based strategies to tackle gender violence.

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  • Anthony Kelly

    Executive Officer / Advocacy

    Anthony has over 30 years experience in human rights advocacy, strategic social justice campaigning and community development. Prior to joining the Flemington Kensington Community Legal Centre in early 2011, he was Coordinator of the Men’s Referral Service for 7 years, Policy Officer with the Federation of Community Legal Centres, and Training Coordinator with the Youth Referral and Independent Person Program (YRIPP).

    Anthony was co-founder of Peace Brigades International – Australia, an associate with the Change Agency and a campaigner, trainer and consultant with over 40 Australian and international social change campaigns.

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