Kieran Pender recently joined the Human Rights Legal Centre, previously a
senior legal advisor with the International Bar Association (IBA) Legal Policy
and Research Unit, and a Visiting Fellow at The Australian National University
(ANU) Centre for International and Public Law. He led the IBA’s work on
diversity and inclusion in legal workplaces, and is the author of Us Too?
Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession (2019). Kieran is a
graduate of the ANU, where he was awarded the university medal.
His academic work has been published in the Public Law Review, Sydney
Law Review and Melbourne University Law Review, and he has spoken at the
United Nations, World Bank, European Parliament and OECD. Kieran is also
a freelance journalist and has reported from four continents for The Guardian.
Recently he won a Sport Australia Media Awards for the Best coverage of a
community sport issue – rural and regional media highlights journalists based
out of the capital cities. with photographer Mike Bowers (Guardian Australia)
about how surfing had helped a NSW South Coast community recover from
the traumas of the 2020 fires.
Kieran talks about:
Juggling a career in journalism and the law
Writing for a myriad of publications in the area of law and sport
How he nearly got to Turkmenistan as a reporter for The
His latest article tackling the thorny issue of the Christian Porter
Taking opportunities when they arise including as a 17 year old
getting his first gig as a writer
How helping a legal firm win the touch football competition
during work experience later helped him get his first quasi legal
role in his first year at university
Dealing with disappointment
His interview with David Katoatau, the Kribati weightlifter who
brought to attention the effect climate change is having on his
nation and how he did that
His work with Confia (Confederation of Independent Football
Associations) and how sport can represent a nation can be a
bridge between different cultures and political systems
How sport can reflect the larger social issues affecting
The forgotten bushfires of 2020 and the beautiful south coast of
New South Wales
Bullying and harassment in the legal profession and how an
international report can be the impetus for change
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