Emma Phillips is the Senior Lawyer – Law Reform and Systems Advocacy at Queensland Advocacy Incorporated. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons 1) and a Bachelor of Arts (political theory) from the University of Queensland and a PhD in law from La Trobe University, which explored human rights concerns associated 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 and is Chair of the Human Rights Act Sub-Committee of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights. Emma writes papers and submissions directed at achieving attitudinal change and law reform and appears at public hearings and Senate inquiries.