Brigid Arthur has had a long career as an educator in many different capacities. In 2001 she was the first co-convenor of the Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project (BASP). Currently she is one of the project coordinators of BASP which provides practical support to asylum seekers through such initiatives as the provision of housing, emergency relief money and employment.
Brigid has been a member of many boards and committees advocating for changes to Australia’s refugee policies.
Brigid has been the litigation guardian for many vulnerable asylum seekers who need a representative in several Federal Court matters. She has also been the litigation guardian for indigenous young people both in the northern Territory and Victoria. More recently Brigid represented a group of eight Australian young people in a case trying to prevent the Federal Environment Minister from providing final approval for the Vickery Extension Project.
See Sister Brigid Arthur at the Better Futures Forum:
Wednesday 18 August, 4.30pm - 5.20pm AEST
BREAKOUT SESSION: Justice in the Courts on the pathway to zero emissions