The National Justice Project is a multi-skilled team, working together to advance human rights under the governance of our Board of Directors.
George Newhouse is the Executive Director and Principal Solicitor.
Our legal team is made up of experienced and graduate lawyers. A number of law students volunteer with us, building their skills and experience working on human rights and social justice cases.
We draw on a huge range of volunteer experts, including medical specialists, nurses and social workers.
Our operations team underpins our work with communications, technology, accounting, human resources and compliance.
Our team is made up of paid staff and volunteers who work anywhere from a few hours a week to a full-time role.
George is well known for fighting for justice for vulnerable Australians, including the mentally ill, LGBTI Australians, survivors of domestic violence, immigrants, prisoners, asylum seekers, youth detainees, and Aboriginal Australians.
In 2006 he secured a legal victory for Vivian Solon, who was illegally deported from Australia to the Philippines and for Cornelia Rau who was wrongfully detained in an Australian detention centre for 10 months.
As an advocate for Aboriginal rights, George has contested government and corporate actions against Aboriginal communities. He is experienced in coronial legal practice and has appeared in many coronial inquests into Aboriginal and asylum seeker deaths in custody.
George is committed to improving access to justice for the most vulnerable in Australia and in neighbouring countries. He is active in projects that make it easier for Aboriginal litigants to exercise their rights and that help stamp out racism.
George is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Macquarie University.