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Robin Banks

Robin Banks

PhD Candidate, UTAS

Bringing keen and expert knowledge of the law, and valuing all people in their human worth, Robin is a generous, warm, kind advocate filled with the passion that arises from deep integrity.

Robin grew up in Tasmania and has worked in government, private and not-for-profit legal roles, including most recently as Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Commissioner (2010-17).

Immediately before returning to Tasmania to take up this statutory appointment, Robin held the position of CEO of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (NSW) and Director of the Public Interest Law Clearing House (NSW). Robin worked for a year with the Canadian Human Rights Commission (1999-2000) and was a lawyer then Senior Associate with the Sydney law firm, Henry Davis York (2000-2005). She has been involved in a broad range of human rights advocacy activities and has a strong background in disability rights in particular.

Robin is a PhD Candidate at the University of Tasmania with her research focusing on discrimination law, human rights law, stigma and prejudice.

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