Katie Robertson leads the Centre’s work advocating for the rights of refugees and people seeking asylum.
Katie has extensive strategic litigation and advocacy experience. As a Senior Associate in Maurice Blackburn Lawyer’s Social Justice Practice, her key cases included the Baby Ferouz matter which involved successfully preventing the transfer of over 100 Australian born asylum seekers and their families to Nauru, ultimately securing their release from immigration detention into the Australian community. She also acted for a refugee injured in the Manus Island riots of February 2014 and a six year old child who suffered injuries while detained on Christmas Island. Katie has also worked at the Aboriginal Legal Aid Service in Central Australia, and volunteered with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Cambodia, focusing on issues of statelessness.
Katie holds a Masters of Public and International Law from the University of Melbourne.