The Alliance draws on the collective wisdom of a twenty-four member Council to ensure inclusive representation and future progression which reflects the diversity of interests in rural, regional and remote Australia. The Alliance Council provides advice to the Board, and is the forum for debating and proposing the policies and strategies of the Alliance for the future. The Council represents the membership and is comprised of 20 individuals nominated by Alliance General Members with an additional four Council members elected by the ‘Friends of the Alliance’.

Council Members

Austin Sweeney
Native Title Services Victoria
Melbourne, Victoria

Associate Professor Sue Brumby
National Centre for Farmer Health
Hamilton, Victoria

Kate Windmill
Rural Regional & Remote Network, National Association of Community Legal Centres
Morwell, Victoria

Heather Mack
WestSide Community Lawyers Inc
Port Pirie, South Australia

Felix Turnbull web

Felix Turnbull
Care Goondiwindi
Goondiwindi, Queensland

Philippa Whitman
Advocacy Support Centre
Toowoomba, Queensland

Amanda Kennedy
AgLaw Centre, University of New England
Armidale, New South Wales

Jeffrey Caldbeck
Rural Financial Counselling Service Central West
Dubbo, New South Wales

Professor Chris Cunneen
The Cairns Institute, James Cook University
Cairns, Queensland

Nerida Cullen for Web

Nerida Cullen
Australian Women in Agriculture
Goulburn, New South Wales

Karly Warner
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services
Preston, Victoria

Mark Burdack
Charles Sturt University
Orange, New South Wales

Steve Redhead for web

Professor Steve Redhead
Flinders University
Adelaide, South Australia

Neale Gribble
Baird & McGregor
Ballarat, Victoria

Daniel Jacobs

Daniel Jacobs
Australian Pro Bono Centre
Sydney, New South Wales

Eamon Waterford web

Eamon Waterford
Youth Action NSW
Sydney, New South Wales

Matthew Storey
Native Title Service Victoria Ltd
North Melbourne, Victoria

Richard Coverdale web

Richard Coverdale
Coverist Pty Ltd
Geelong, Victoria

Asher final web

Asher Hirsch
Refugee Council of Australia
Melbourne, Victoria

Helen McGowan
Halliday Solicitors
Beechworth, Victoria

Peter Long
RURAL LAW with Peter Long
Gunnedah, NSW

James McDougall
Australian Youth Affairs Coalition
Albert Park, Victoria

Jo McCubbin
National Rural Health Alliance Inc
Sale, Victoria

Paul Boylan
Law Council of Australia
Port Pirie, South Australia

Caroline Hart
University of Southern Queensland
Darling Heights, Queensland