Introducing Ruth Barson

The HRLC is delighted to announce the appointment of Ruth Barson as a Senior Lawyer. Ruth has joined us from the Centre for Innovative Justice, and prior to that has worked at Victoria Legal Aid as well as various Aboriginal legal services in the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Ruth will be leading the HRLC’s work on Indigenous rights while the HRLC’s Ben Schokman undertakes a 9-month Myer Innovation Fellowship. During his fellowship, Ben will be researching and designing new and innovative initiatives to tackle the over-imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia.