Ghassan Kassisieh (he/him)

Equality Australia Legal Director

Legal Director Ghassan Kassisieh has been involved in over a decade of LGBTIQ advocacy alongside a commercial litigation career in Australia and overseas. As Policy and Development Coordinator at the NSW Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby in 2007-09, he advocated for same-sex relationship and parenting reforms in NSW and nationally.  In commercial practice, he continued his LGBTIQ advocacy through pro bono matters, including the successful C v Australia petition to the UN Human Rights Committee on Australia’s failure to recognise same-sex couples married overseas for the purposes of divorce proceedings.