Secretariat

The Commission members are supported by a small secretariat which undertakes research, analysis and consultation in support of law reform recommendations.  The Secretariat also provides the Commission with administrative and secretarial support. Secretariat staff are employees of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.

  • Matthew Corrigan

    Matthew Corrigan

    Matthew is the Executive Director of the Secretariats Support Branch within the Department of Justice and Attorney-General which manages the secretariat to the Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC). Before joining the Department, Matthew was General Counsel and Senior Executive Leader at the Australian Law Reform Commission from 2016-2023. In that role, he led nine law reform inquiries on diverse topics such as financial services legislation, civil procedure, corporate criminal responsibility, family law and elder abuse. Prior to joining the ALRC, Matthew had a diverse legal career and has worked in Bangladesh, Myanmar and South Sudan. Matt holds a LLM with Merit from ANU and a BA(Hons) and LLB (Hons) from Melbourne University.
  • Cathy Green

    Cathy Green

    Cathy is the Director of the Commission's secretariat. Over the past two decades with the Commission, Cathy has been promoted from Legal Officer to Principal Legal Officer to Assistant Director. In this time, Cathy has led many large and complex law reform reviews on topics including: voluntary assisted dying, civil surveillance and privacy, termination of pregnancy and guardianship laws. Cathy has also worked as a legal officer at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Guardianship and Administration Tribunal, as a policy officer at the Office of Fair Trading, and as a research officer at the Queensland Parliamentary Library. Before studying law, Cathy worked as a research scientist at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. Cathy holds a LLB from QUT and a BSc from UQ.

Mining lease objections review

Principal Legal Officers

  • Anita Galeazzi
  • Dr Emma Phillips

Senior Legal Officers

  • Dayne Kingsford
  • Jade Watson (DES Secondee)

Legal Officers

  • Jack Cuming
  • Erica Wilkinson

Review of particular criminal defences

Principal Legal Officers

  • Paula Rogers
  • Jodie O’Leary
  • Kellie Jones

Senior Legal Officers

  • Hannah Ehler
  • Edward Fleetwood (DPP Secondee)
  • Dr Suzanne O'Toole
  • Lani Olafsson (Legal Aid Secondee)

Business Manager

  • Kathleen Melten

Manager, Communications and Engagement

  • Libby Burke

Administrative Officers

  • Natalie Collins
  • Kahren Giles