Equality Australia is supported by a diverse group of patrons from across the community. They are distinguished by their exemplary work in the fields of LGBTIQ+ advocacy, law, human rights, the arts, health, sports or business.
The Hon. Virginia Bell AC
Virginia Bell served on the High Court of Australia for 12 years from February 2009. At the date of her appointment, she was a judge of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. After graduating in law, she practised as a solicitor for seven years with the Redfern Legal Centre, […]Read More
Deborah Cheetham AO
Deborah Cheetham, Yorta Yorta woman, soprano, composer and educator has been a leader and pioneer in the Australian arts landscape for more than 25 years. In the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, Cheetham was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), for “distinguished service to the performing arts as an opera singer, […]Read More
The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG
Michael Kirby grew up in Sydney and graduated from the University of Sydney. In 1975 he was appointed to his first judicial post as a Deputy President of the Arbitration Commission. Thereafter, he was inaugural Chairman of the Australian Law Reform Commission; Judge of the Federal Court of Australia; President of the Court of Appeal […]Read More