Joanne has been accredited as an immigration specialist by the Law Society of New South Wales since 2006. There are fewer than 40 accredited immigration solicitors in New South Wales.
Joanne is Course Convenor and Principal Lecturer of “Australian Immigration Law and Practice” at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) as part of the university’s law degree programme.
Joanne has also lectured for the Australian National University Graduate Certificate of Migration Law and Practice course and she presents lectures on immigration law subjects for the legal profession.
Joanne is past President of the Management Committee of the Refugee Advice and Case Service (RACS), a legal centre which provides pro bono advice and assistance to asylum seekers in Australia.
She has published articles addressing immigration, refugee and human rights law issues in Australia in the Australian Journal of Human Rights and Immigration Review. For several years Joanne was a Member of the Human Rights Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales.
Joanne is an active member of the Law Council of Australia’s Immigration Lawyers Association of Australasia. Through the Law Council, she participates in national debate on immigration law and policy and contributes to Parliamentary submissions.