Isabelle Reinecke is the founder and executive director of Grata Fund. Based at UNSW, Grata has supported communities to bring litigation to challenge government inaction on climate change, expose abuse in offshore refugee detention centres, and establish legal rights to humane housing in remote First Nations communities; and has facilitated over $1 million in philanthropic case funding. Isabelle is a Churchill Fellow and the 2021 Women's Leadership Institute of Australia Fellow, awarded to women "who are leaders in their respective fields, women who have innovative approaches and the courage, conviction and capacity to create real change".
The courts are an intrinsic part of Australian democracy, despite attacks from conservative critics, write Isabelle Reinecke and Oliver Ray. Continue reading »
Individual ministers in the Australian government are wielding immense power by using delegated authority to issue non-disallowable ‘determinations’ without any parliamentary oversight. Members of parliament approved this erosion of the democratic process with passage of the Biosecurity Act in 2015. Continue reading »