Keynote speaker

Anna Brown is a human rights lawyer and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality whose fingerprints are on nearly every major reform for LGBTI people in recent years.

As member of the first ever Government LGBTI Taskforce, Anna advised the Victorian Government and is Co-Chair of the national campaign for marriage equality. She is also the Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre and previously worked as an adviser to the former Victorian Attorney-General and Deputy Premier, the Hon Rob Hulls. Anna has also worked as a Senior Solicitor with the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office, a Senior Associate with Allens Arthur Robinson and as a Federal Court associate.

In recognition for her contribution to the LGBTI community, Anna was named Victorian GLBTI person of the year in the inaugural GLOBE community awards in November 2014, was a finalist in both the Tony Fitzgerald Community Award in the 2014 Australian Human Rights Awards and the Victorian Australian of the Year in 2015. She also won the Tim McCoy Award in 2015.