Kate Gauthier is an associate Lecturer with the Migration Law Program at the Australian National University. She is a fellow with the Centre for Policy Development and the chair of the advocacy group ChilOut – Children Out of Immigration Detention. She is a community member on the NSW Legal Aid Review Committee and the ACT Nursing and Midwifery board.
Until recently, she was the National Director of refugee policy lobby group A Just Australia. Formerly, Kate was the immigration and refugee policy adviser to Senator Andrew Bartlett and the community liaison officer for Senator Aden Ridgeway. She was a co-founder of the Refugee Assistance Project, a board member of Pol Min (Political Ministry Network) and has regularly visited remote detention centres for 10 years. Kate has sat on a number of government advisory panels and consultation committees.