Jamie Gardiner OAM

Vice President
Policy Committee
Media Contact

Jamie Gardiner is a long-standing committee member. He is a Board member of the Human Rights Law Centre and a former member (2000–2009) of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. In the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours Jamie was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia, for his "service to the community through LGBTIQ and human rights organisations.” 

He is a Community Member of the State Government’s LGBTIQ Taskforce (and its Health and Justice Working Groups) and has been since its inception in 2015. He was until November 2010 a member of the Attorney-General's Advisory Committee on GLBTI Issues and of the DHS/DH Ministerial Advisory Committee on GLBTI Health and Well-being; he was Secretary of the ALP's Policy Committee on LGBTI Affairs for ten years, from its creation in 2009. 

A long-time human rights activist, Jamie spearheaded the 1970s homosexual law reform campaign, was first Honorary Life Member of the ALSO Foundation and in the early 1980s a co-founder of the Victorian AIDS Council (now Thorne Harbour Health), being made a Life Member in 2014. He was a community member of the Mental Health Review Board from 2000 to 2013 and the VCCL member of the Psychosurgery Review Board until its absorption into the new Mental Health Tribunal in 2014.

A graduate of Melbourne University, Jamie has honours degrees in science and in law, and a Master of Science.