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  • Director of Legal Advocacy - Daniel Webb

    Daniel has worked with the HRLC since 2012 and leads much of its work on refugee rights and the rights of people in all forms of detention. Prior to joining the HRLC Daniel was a senior lawyer with Victoria Legal Aid, specialising in mental health and disability advocacy. For 12 months, Daniel was The People’s Lawyer in the Republic of Kiribati. His NGO experience includes internships with the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights in Phnom Penh and Transparency International in Port Moresby, PNG. Daniel has also worked as a Heritage Officer with Yamatji Land and Sea Council and Pilbara Native Title Service, is on the Policy Committee of Liberty Victoria and the board of Reprieve Australia. In 2010 Daniel was awarded an LIV President’s Award for his outstanding work for human rights and social justice.

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    The flaw in Australia’s deterrence-based asylum policies: they just give people who lack options one less The Guardian Australia

    Another look needed for crimes by children in wake of Blessington, Elliott case The Sydney Morning Herald

    Australia must not send asylum seekers to places where they risk torture or death Herald Sun

    Asylum seekers' safety is compromised by this secretive government The Guardian Australia

    (Video) Deterrence: wrong way, turn back. Sydney Morning Herald

    Outsourcing our dirty work: the truth about Nauru The Drum

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