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Lecturer, Migration Law Program, Australian National University

I am a partner in D'Ambra Murphy Lawyers and an accredited specialist in immigration law. Our firm specialises in onshore refugee and family category visas. I was admitted as a solicitor in 1986 and I have previously worked for the Department of Immigration and as Australian country director for the Jesuit Refugee Service. I have written articles on immigration and refugee matters for various publications. I am one of the lecturers for the ANU Migration Law Program and the ANU Refugee Law short course and an IARC ambassador. I am also an author of several chapters in the 8th & 9th Editions of the Immigration Kit.


  • 2006–present
    Lawyer and Migration Agent, D'Ambra Murphy Lawyers
  • 2009–present
    Lecturer, ANU Migration Law program


  • 1989 
    University of Sydney, Master of Arts
  • 1986 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Laws