Panel discussion: LGBTIQA* journeys

Date & time
12pm Monday 11 October 2021
Contact
ANU College of Law Marketing
Alumni Panel
LGBTQIA

To celebrate Coming Out Day and in collaboration with the ANU LGBTIQA* Alumni Network, we invite you to join us for a panel discussion where we speak to members of the ANU College of Law LGBTIQA* community about their experiences as students to leading change where they work now.

Our panellists will talk about their motivations, struggles and successes, as well as discuss possible changes needed for future generations to have better opportunities.

On our panel:

  • George Vallance (BAsPacSt, LLB (Hons) ‘13, GDLP ‘14), Executive Branch Manager (a/g), Health Policy and Strategy Branch, ACT Health Directorate;
  • Amy Kilpatrick (LLB (Hons) ’03), Deputy General Counsel, ANU; and
  • Associate Professor Wayne Morgan, Associate Dean (Education), ANU College of Law

Madeleine Castles (BA ’16 and final-year law student) will moderate the discussions.

Speakers

  • George Vallance »

    BAsPacSt, LLB (Hons) ‘13, GDLP ‘14
    Executive Branch Manager (a/g), Health Policy and Strategy Branch (ACT Health Directorate)

    Pronouns: They/Them

    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. 

  • Amy Kilpatrick »

    LLB (Hons) ’13
    Deputy General Counsel at The Australian National University

    Pronouns: She/Her

    Amy is an experienced legal advisor, board director, government relations and project manager with demonstrated expertise delivering change in the social justice, not for profit and higher education sectors. She is also a public speaker and researcher with a specialty in the management of high conflict personalities in the workplace and in litigation. Corporate governance, change management and creative leadership are Amy's key focus areas.

  • Wayne Morgan »

    Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Education) at The ANU College of Law
    Pronouns: He/Him

    Wayne Morgan undertakes interdisciplinary research focused on social justice and law reform, primarily in the areas of human sexuality, gender identity and legal regulation. Wayne is recognised internationally as a pioneer in the field of queer legal theory.

    His research and publications cover areas such as the legal regulation of sexual behaviour through the criminal law and other mechanisms, the legal regulation of pornography and sex work, recognition of the rights of the LGBTIQA* community in the areas of anti-discrimination law, relationship recognition, family law and international human rights law.

  • Madeleine Castles (Moderator) »

    BA ’16 and final-year law student
    Law Clerk at Bradley Allen Love Lawyers

    Pronouns: She/Her

    Madeleine Castles is a final year law student at the ANU College of Law. She is a law clerk with BAL Lawyers Employment Law and Investigations Team and formerly interned with the Legal Policy & Research Unit of the International Bar Association in London. Her research on sexual harassment litigation has been published in the Federal Law Review. In 2020 she instigated the inaugural ANU Gender and Sexuality Law Moot, which is being run again in 2021.

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team