Rachel O'Brien

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Rachel is a Projects Coordinator at IARS responsible for the coordination and delivery of the justice stream. She has worked in the justice sector in Australia for the past 6 years before joining IARS.

Originally from New Zealand, where she completed a Masters Degree in International Law and Politics at the University of Canterbury, she has spent the last 6 years undertaking research, policy and advocacy projects for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS). During this time she completed projects in relation to numerous issues of access to justice faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as well as the effectiveness of the justice system overall.

Rachel has a strong interest in many areas of the justice system including, restorative justice, racial inequality, the delivery of legal aid services, and reforming the justice system to better address the underlying casues of crime.


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