Current members of the Young Workers Centre Committee of Management are:
Jessica Dawson-Field - Chair
Jessica is an employment lawyer in Maurice Blackburn’s Melbourne office. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor, and was admitted to practice in 2014. Before joining the firm, Jessica gained experience working in an employment and commercial litigation team for a top tier commercial firm, as well as a union. She was also a Student Research Fellow at the Centre of Employment and Labour Relations Law at the University of Melbourne.
Josh Liley - Deputy Chair
Josh works for the Electrical Trades Union and was formerly a lawyer at Gordon Legal. He practises in industrial law, employment law, and class actions. Before coming to Gordon Legal, Josh practised industrial and employment law at Slater and Gordon.
Amanda Threlfall - Secretary
Amanda is the Assistant Secretary of Victorian Trades Hall Council.
Samuel Dariol - Treasurer
Samuel is the Media & Campaigns Officer at the Refugee Council of Australia - a peak body for refugee organisations in Australia. Previously he has worked as a community organiser around refugee issues with Jesuit Social Services and with the Fossil Free Universities campaign.
The Hon. Peter Gray
Peter retired after 29 years as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia in 2013. Previously, he practised as a barrister in Melbourne, covering a wide variety of areas, with a specialisation in industrial law. He has a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Civil Law from Oxford University. While a judge, Peter also served as a judge of the Industrial Relations Court of Australia, a Presidential Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Aboriginal Land Commissioner, and a Deputy President of the National Native Title Tribunal.
Daniel is the Executive Officer of Tarwirri, a membership body for Indigenous law students and lawyers, working towards contributing to the awareness of legal and policy issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Victoria. He is passionate about working to contribute to movements to ensure a just and fair society.
Sarina was an advocate at Young Workers Centre in Semester 2 2019.
Yasser Bakri (Non-voting member)
Yasser is a barrister with 6 years of litigation experience and immediately prior to going to the bar had a busy practice in the Industrial and Employment Law department at Slater & Gordon.
Bree O'Dwyer (non-voting member)
Bree is currently the Advocate at the Youth Disability Advocacy Service. She is passionate about supporting the rights of young disabled workers. Bree was in the first cohort of law students to volunteer for the Young Workers Centre and is excited and honoured to be part of its Committee of Management.