About the author

Maree Livermore is a family lawyer, mediator, writer and researcher with a background of involvement in social policy and access to justice projects. She has recently completed a PhD in mental health law and access to service at the Australian National University. She is founding principal at AEQUITAS Collaborative, consulting to government and community agencies in social policy analysis, stakeholder consultation and community engagement.

Mareeā€™s past professional associations include legal aid and domestic violence agenices, labour law firms, organisations providing family dispute resolution services and the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW. She has written regularly for the State Library of NSW, the Law Society of NSW.