Senior Solicitor, Strategic Litigation
Brooke has been a solicitor in PIAC’s Strategic Litigation team since 2016. She currently leads the Indigenous Child Protection Project, which is a joint initiative of PIAC and the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT. She has worked across a range of PIAC’s other project areas including in litigation on behalf of energy consumers and matters for the policing and discrimination projects.
Prior to working at PIAC, Brooke was an Associate to the Chief Justice of Australia, the Hon Robert French AC. She also worked at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) in their Katherine office, providing a wide range of civil law advice to clients and outreach legal services to Aboriginal communities.
Brooke holds a Bachelor of Laws/International Relations (Hons I, University Medal in Law) from the Australian National University. She is a member of the Indigenous Issues Committee of the Law Society of NSW and is on the Board of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition.
- ‘Access to legal records by children leaving State care: The experience of young people in NSW’, with Julia Mansour and Celia Winnett, (2019) 44(1) Alternative Law Journal 43.
- ‘Why we should be concerned about the NSW adoption law reforms’, PIAC, 14 November 2018.
- ‘Inconvenient Guests? The Consumer Experience of Administrative Review for Electricity Pricing’, with Julia Mansour, (2018) 26 Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law 161.
- ‘Lessons from the NT Royal Commission must be learnt across the nation’, Huffington Post, 21 November 2017.
- ‘First laws: The challenge and promise of teaching Indigenous laws in Australian law schools’ (2016) 24 Waikato Law Review 43.