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Melissa Twyford

I am committed to helping enable others make positive social change that contributes to more sustainable, stronger, more connected, functional communities and landscapes. 

I draw on my experiences in human rights, refugee rights, youth, rural, free press, disability, feminist, education and employment advocacy to help inform my work.  I work with Amnesty International as an organiser supporting refugee rights and federal human rights act campaigns and most recently I worked with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in the Campaigns & Advocacy team. 

I am a proud parent of 2 tremendous young adults, big sister to 9, aunty to 35 under 16.  Outside of work and family, I enjoy bushwalking, growing, cooking & sharing good food with friends, kayaking and weaving.  I live on the lands of the Dharug people of the Eora Nation in North West Sydney.