Master of Governance and Public Policy
The University of Queensland, QLD
Save worked as a Human Rights Officer within the Ministry of Justice, where she was responsible for ensuring the Government of Kiribati fulfills its human rights obligations. In this role, she built the capacity of police to understand and respond to human rights abuses, delivered community awareness programs, and contributed to Kiribati’s reporting for the United Nations.
Save is passionate about encouraging marginalised communities, especially women, to participate in Kiribati’s development. She believes that everyone has the right to be a leader, and working with young, passionate women leaders motivates Save to become one, herself.
Senior Policy Officer, Queensland Human Rights Commission, QLD
Heather is a Senior Policy Officer at the Queensland Human Rights Commission in the recently formed Legal, Research and Policy team.
She has a background in mediation and law and is also a filmmaker. Following a decade working in alternative dispute resolution, Heather is now engaged in systemic responses to human rights issues through her research, policy and community engagement work.
Heather is also the author of the Commission’s Human Rights Act annual report, experienced in data, and focused on project work in relation to police, juvenile justice, housing and LGBTI issues.