Board member, appointed 2024

Monique Hurley is a Managing Lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre where she works in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and oranisations to call out racial injustice and demand a fairer legal system for everyone. She also advocates for governments to close prisons and works to hold governments accountable for the mistreatment of people behind bars. 

Monique credits much of her knowledge to the clients she has had the privilege of working alongside over the years. She also has a Bachelor of Arts/Law from Monash University and a Master of Laws from Columbia University where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar. Monique got her start as a lawyer working in the litigation practice at Clayton Utz and has also worked as an Associate to a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria. 

Prior to working at the Human Rights Law Centre, Monique was a lawyer at WEstjustice, where she was embedded in a school to provide legal services and education to young people as part of an innovative education-justice project. Monique has also worked at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency in Darwin and Katherine where she provided a wide range of civil law advice and representation to First National clients across the Top End.