Jamie Gardiner is a vice-president of Liberty Victoria and a former member (2000–2009) of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. He was a community member of the Mental Health Review Board from 2000 to 2013 and the Victorian Council for Civil Liberties member of the Psychosurgery Review Board until its absorption into the new Mental Health Tribunal at the end of June 2014.
A long-time human rights activist, he spearheaded the 1970s homosexual law reform campaign, was first Honorary Life Member of the ALSO Foundation and a co-founder of the Victorian AIDS Council in the early 1980s.
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 has been Secretary of the ALP's Policy Committee on LGBTI Affairs since 2009. A graduate of Melbourne University, Jamie has honours degrees in science and in law, and a Master of Science.