Adrianne Walters - Senior Lawyer


Adrianne has been with the Human Rights Law Centre since 2016, leading a range of work across the Centre’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights and reproductive rights focus areas.

Adrianne is committed to using her skills and experience as a lawyer to protect and promote, in particular, women’s rights and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. After starting her legal career at Slater and Gordon, Adrianne moved to Darwin where she worked for a number of years as a senior lawyer at the Top End Women’s Legal Service and with the Welfare Rights Outreach Program of the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA). These roles included delivering outreach legal services in Aboriginal communities, prisons and to women from refugee and migrant communities, and strategic advocacy on issues including family violence, remote housing and abortion law.

Adrianne has also worked at the Victorian Law Reform Commission, where she co-led a review of the role of victims of crime in the criminal trial process, and with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health in India. Adrianne has been an NT representative for Women’s Legal Services Australia, a Steering Group member for the Equality Rights Alliance and volunteered at Women’s Legal Services Victoria.

Adrianne holds a Bachelor of Laws/International Relations from La Trobe University and a Master of Laws (Human Rights).



Big win for women’s reproductive freedom, but still a long way to go
The Age April 11 2019

Irish abortion vote puts spotlight on outdated Australian laws
Sydney Morning Herald May 23 2018

Why Aboriginal Australians are still having their wages 'stolen' 50 years after the Wave Hill Walk-off
ABC News November 29 2017

The gap grows wider for remote communities struggling with severe overcrowding
Sydney Morning Herald February 16 2017

NT abortion laws must respect women as capable decision-makers
NT Times February 14 2017