Emma Phillips is a systems advocate and lawyer. She holds a PhD in law from La Trobe University, which explored the marginalisation of disempowered workers from and within the Australian labour market. Emma has a keen interest in human rights and anti-discrimination law and the protection of vulnerable groups within society. She has been actively involved in the campaign for a Human Rights Act in Queensland and with the OPCAT disability network. She writes papers and submissions directed at achieving attitudinal change and law reform and appears at public hearings and Senate inquiries on relevant issues.