The LawHack Judges

Graeme Innes AM

Graeme Innes AM

Former Disability Discrimination Commissioner (2005-2014)

Graeme Innes is a lawyer, mediator and company director. His 30 years of human rights advocacy have included contributing to the drafting of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and its ratification in Australia.

Margherita Coppolino

Margherita Coppolino

President of the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA)

Margherita Coppolino is an inclusion and intersectionality consultant who has served on the Victorian Ministerial LGBTI Taskforce, the SBS Community Advisory Committee, and as Chair on the ILGA Oceania Disability Sub-Committee. Margherita is a first generation Australian, born to a Sicilian mother who migrated to Australia.

Natalie Wade

Natalie Wade

Vice President, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights

Natalie Wade has a well-respected expertise in international human rights law. She is a leader in disability rights and reform, serving as Vice President for Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.

Rob Silberstein

Rob Silberstein

Advisory Board Member, National Justice Project

Rob Silberstein is a lawyer, doctor and advocate who combines his extensive legal expertise with his formidable advocacy for equality and inclusion.

Dr Scott Avery

Dr Scott Avery

Research Partner, First Peoples' Disability Network

Dr Scott Avery is a Worimi man, researcher and expert advisor in the intersection of Indigeneity and disability in rights and social policy. He authored the landmark monograph Culture is Inclusion: A narrative of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with disability, and is the lead investigator in the community-based disability research agenda for First Nations people.