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Meara O'Brien

Meara O'Brien



Meara has experience in legal research, policy development and advocacy. Meara is particularly interested in First Nation’s governance, social justice, environmental protection and law reform.


Meara is undertaking a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology and Politics) at the University of Sydney. Meara has conducted socio-legal research into the intersection of vulnerable persons with the law and has worked closely with First Nations peoples and organizations as part of legal and interdisciplinary projects. Meara has experience writing policy recommendations and research reports, with a strong passion for law reform and innovative development. She seeks to pursue further research and work in the protection of First Nation’s cultural heritage, climate justice and environmental protection.

​Photo by Sarina Siva


Meara grew up South on beautiful Dharawal Country and loves spending time in the sea and the bush. On her weekends you will find her stuck in the veggie garden with family and friends. Meara has a deep appreciation for the power of community and loves supporting its creations in music, arts and culture in her spare time.

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