Donate to Fiona McLeod for Higgins
Fiona McLeod is the Labor candidate for Higgins in Victoria for the 2019 federal election. Fiona is a barrister, human rights advocate and a leader of the national legal profession having led the Law Council of Australia, Australian Bar Association, Victorian Bar and Australian Women Lawyers. For nearly thirty years Fiona has developed and overseen major structural changes to support the advancement of women in the legal profession. She has been a champion for diversity and inclusion and has received numerous awards, including for her contribution to the advancement of women and human rights issues, in particular, human trafficking and slavery. In 2016-2018 she devised and, with a Steering Committee, led the Justice Project, a landmark research project undertaken by the Law Council into access to justice impacts on vulnerable groups in Australia. She was until recently the Chair of Transparency International Australia, the Accountability Round Table and Co-Chair of the Open Government Partnership Forum. She was appointed to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2014 and is an Ambassador for the Honour Roll. She was an inaugural recipient of the Commonwealth Anti-Slavery Award. Whether it’s supporting renewable energy to mitigate climate change, or tackling the causes of inequality, Fiona knows Australia needs leadership that will ensure our quality of life is preserved for future generations.
"I have been a champion for equality, diversity and inclusion for nearly thirty years as a barrister and as the leader of the national profession. I will be a strong voice for the human rights of our most vulnerable."