Anika Baset is a lawyer specialising in public law and human rights. She is passionate about the realisation of economic, social and cultural rights and access to justice for marginalised communities. At present, her work is focused on the rights of people with disability and mental illness, including issues affecting vulnerable people under State guardianship and those facing compulsory treatment in detention. She has previously worked on economic and social rights issues as a legal aid lawyer, on children’s rights in the United Kingdom, at a war crimes trial in Cambodia and on environmental rights and conflict resolution in Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University, where she graduated with a university medal, and a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne.
Editor in Chief
Roselina Press (she/her) is an editor, writer and communications specialist. In her day job, she is the Director of Communications for the Victorian Greens MPs. She has also worked at the Human Rights Law Centre and Oxfam Australia, and held board positions at Right Now and Digital Rights Watch.
Roselina also co-edited the anthology Poetic Justice: Contemporary Australian Voices on Equality and Human Right (published by Right Now in 2014), which was nominated for a Literature Award at the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Human Rights Awards.
First Nations Editor
Phoebe McIlwraith is a Bundjalung and Worimi Saltwater dubay/galbaan, currently based on Gadigal/Wangal Country. She is a writer passionate about First Nations jurisprudence (philosophies of law), modes of governance, sovereignty and protecting Country. Phoebe has been a contributing creative and consultant for groups such as Commonground First Nations, Groundswell, The North Face, Adobe Australia and Indigenous X. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Laws/Diploma of Legal Practice (Honours) and holds a Bachelor of Business (Political Economy) from the University of Newcastle.
‘NGALI GARIMA MALLA JUGUN’ is Phoebe’s first editing project.
Literary and Arts Editor
Stephen Zavitsanos (he/him) is an editor and writer studying a Bachelor of Arts (Creative
Writing) at the University of Melbourne. He has read poetry for Frontier Poetry, edited non-
fiction, reviews and creative for Farrago Magazine, and worked as an editorial intern for Red
Room Poetry and Above Water Anthology. He is also the editor in chief of Unite Zine, an
official fundraising not-for-profit magazine supporting Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. His
poem ‘Sick of Siken’ was shortlisted for the Dorothy Porter Award for Poetry 2022.
Head of Investigations
Gina McColl Follow
Gina McColl is head of Investigations at Right Now, and founder of investigation agency The Tell and media consultancy Women’s Agency. Previously an award-winning journalist and editor at The Age, The Sunday Age and BRW, and Investigative Journalism lecturer at the University of Melbourne, she played a leading role in editorial independence, gender equity, public broadcasting and law reform campaigns as a director of the Walkley Foundation, vice-president of journalists’ union MEAA, and at the ABC and Andrew Denton’s Go Gentle Australia.
Jez currently works at Amnesty International Australia, as Supporter Engagement Director. Prior to joining Amnesty, Jez held roles in senior leadership, fundraising, community engagement and communications at One Girl, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Oxfam Australia and Arts Hub Australia. Jez has also held board roles at Oxfam Australia and Diaspora Action Australia, is a member of Deakin University’s course advisory board for postgraduate communication, and is an external assessment panel member for City of Melbourne’s grant program. Jez holds a Master of Communication (Digital Media) from Deakin University, and is undertaking a Master of Leadership for Development with the Universities of Melbourne and Manchester.