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GADRC NSW Meeting, Guest Spkr. Madeline Gleeson from the Kaldor Centre. Finance Sector Union, National Office, LEVEL 1, 315-321 Pitt St Sydney.

Venue: Finance Sector Union, National Office, LEVEL 1, 315-321 Pitt St Sydney (Note this month Level One). The Grandmothers are delighted to have as Guest Speaker Madeline Gleeson, Senior Research Associate from the Kaldor Centre forInternational Refugee Law, UNSW. Lawyer and award-winning author of Offshore: Behind the Wire on Manus and Nauru (NewSouth 2016) Madeline Gleeson’s areas of expertise include offshore processing, State responsibility and regional refugee protection in the Asia-Pacific. A graduate of UNSW with first class honours, She practiced as a solicitor in Sydney before leaving for Cambodia to work for the Jesuit Refugee Service. As a John Monash scholar, she completed her Masters in International Law in Geneva, where she also worked with UNHCR. Offshore won the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for non-fiction, was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, NSW Premier’s Award, the Australian Book Industry Awards, and the 2017 Colin Roderick Award and long-listed for the Stella Prize and Walkley Book Award. In 2017, Ms Gleeson launched the Asia-Pacific Research Group, as part of the Kaldor Centre’s Emerging Scholars Network.