Cultural awareness and global outlook transcript
Brynn O’Brien’s experience
I was in university during the Howard years and refugees/immigrants were treated vert badly, and I really found that was an issue I was very drawn to. I started working as a commercial lawyer when I finished university, and I had written some papers on refugees and asylum seekers while at uni, so when I started working as a commercial lawyer I got in touch with the Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS). I started doing some volunteer work for them and trained as a migration agent, and represented refugees and asylum seekers. Then when I left my job in the commercial law firm, I did some contract work for RACS where I travelled to Christmas Island to represent asylum seekers who’d arrived by boat and I was very challenged by that work, and found it very interesting and inspiring in many ways. It’s really fascinating work.
UTS: Law would like to thank Brynn O’Brien, a solicitor with the Anti-Slavery Australia for her generous contribution to this project.
This video was made possible by the 2009 Learning and Teaching Performance Fund, UTS.