AELA’s Board of Management

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Dr Michelle Maloney (BA/LLB (Hons) PhD)

Michelle is an environmental lawyer and activist, and is Co-Founder and National Convenor of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance. To see Michelle’s profile and publications please click here.

Phoebe Bishop (BSC/LLB)

Phoebe holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Science (Geography) from the University of Queensland. She has several years’ experience working in private legal practice, giving advice relating to environmental law, town planning, infrastructure and government law. Phoebe is originally from Brisbane but is currently living and working in Berlin.

Ross Williams

Ross is of the Bindal people in the region now known as Townsville. Ross has three decades’ experience working to support indigenous people’s engagement with natural resource management programs for the Queensland State government, as well as working with his own and other indigenous communities on economic development and caring for country projects. Ross is motivated by a strong desire to help indigenous groups, especially young indigenous people, create their own economic futures through local community development and economic projects.

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Jules Livingstone, Sydney, Australia

Jules completed a BA/LLB at UNSW and worked abroad for fifteen years before returning to study a Research Masters of Environment at ANU, focussing on resilience as a strategy and policy driver for climate change adaptation. Passionate about education, he is now completing a Masters of Education (Social Ecology) at UWS. He works as a strategic consultant specialising in climate change adaptation and education for sustainability.

Lyn Ellison

Lyn holds a BA (Hons) in Social Policy and Administration from Leeds Metropolitan University and an MA in Women’s Studies from the University of York. She is currently a final year LLB student, and also working as a Legal Assistant and Privacy Officer, at Southern Cross University. Lyn is also a law student volunteer at the Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre.
Lyn’s background is in not-for-profit management, specifically organisational development and planning, program review, and transition-out activities. Lyn has been involved in AELA as Volunteer Manager for around two years and has recently filled a casual vacancy on the AELA Board.