A Fairer World values diverse and authentic voices.
We ensure that a variety of people and perspectives inform our work by welcoming volunteers – our Committee members are volunteers, our community educators are volunteers and much of the behind the scenes work is done by volunteers.
To find out more about working with us go to our Volunteer page.
A Fairer World Staff
Helen Hortle, Coordinator
Helen has been with A Fairer World since 1999, when it was called TASDEC (Tasmanian Development Education Centre). She became Coordinator in 2003 when the centre lost its core funding, forcing the retrenchment of the three paid staff. At that time she said, “I’ll give it six months to see if we can make it work.” 18 years later, as A Fairer World, the organisation is at the forefront of education and training in diversity and inclusion. Helen’s unusual mix of experience and qualifications – in education, social science and accounting – have undoubtedly helped with this transition.
Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie, Project Manager
Emalia began working with A Fairer World in 2017 on the Students Against Racism project. When a role became available with the Hobart Human Library, we grabbed the opportunity to offer this talented presenter and Project Manager more work. Emalia now manages the Hobart Human Library and Women’s Business projects as well as continuing to work with Students Against Racism. Emalia studied comparative literature and Japanese at uni and is a practicing artist with a number of exhibitions to her credit. She is a member of the YWCA Australia Young Women’s Council 2020-2022.
Jodie Epper, Lets Get Together- Educational Leader
Jodie is an experienced educator with a strong passion for social justice. She was selected as Educational Leader for her significant skills in project and people leadership. We particularly welcome Jodie’s experience in the conception, design and realisation of innovative programs. Jodie’s program credits include the Get Outside Program (which she still runs through Wildcare Tasmania) and Extra Hands (through the Tasmanian Landcare Association). Watch out for the revamp of the Let’s Get Together program!
Caitlin Eiszele, Admin Officer
Since joining A Fairer World in late 2020, Caitlin has become an integral member of our team. Caitlin has a degree and experience in IT and a talent for figures, so is a great all-rounder in admin. Caitlin also has skills in audio and creative design so doubles as our techie at events.
We are proud of our distinguished patrons.
Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, Governor of Tasmania
Her Excellency worked as a legal practitioner for 23 years before being the first Tasmanian woman appointed as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. As a lawyer, Her Excellency specialised in family law and relationships and was one of the first lawyers to join the Tasmanian Bar, practising exclusively in family law. Her Excellency is known for her enormous contributions made to the administration of justice, the advancement of specialist advocacy in the family law jurisdiction and the promotion of women at the bar.
Former Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Robin Banks
Robin Banks is a human rights lawyer and PhD candidate who has worked largely in Community Legal Centres (CLCs) and advocacy roles. A key focus in her work has been public interest law mechanisms, human rights and discrimination law, in concert with a strong interest in disability rights and promoting effective advocacy to support and achieve rights focused systemic change.