Who We Are

Advocacy Australia acknowledges the value of every person as being equal irrespective of their age, gender, sexual or gender identity, race, religion, economic or social status.

We provide direct relief and support for individuals, children families and marginalised groups to relieve suffering, distress, misfortune, helplessness and sickness.

Under the Australian Human Rights Parliamentary Scrutiny Act 2011, every Australian has the right to fundamental freedoms, justice and peace and to be treated fairly with dignity, equality and mutual respect. We have the right to choose how we live our lives and the right to the highest attainable standards of physical, emotional and mental health.

Founded to deliver benefits to society by advancing human rights for individuals and groups nationally, Advocacy Australia provides a voice for those whose human rights have been threatened or abused.

We strive for the promotion, observance and advancement of human rights in the areas of social justice, health, welfare and wellbeing by advocating to address human rights issues that affect individuals, children and families.


Clare Collins Chair
Mark de Raad is a man in his fifties with short dark hair, round glasses and is wearing a grey suit.
Mark de Raad Deputy Chair
Alice Collins is woman in her thirties with long blonde hair and blue eyes and wears a black jacket over a black and white striped dress.
Alice Collins Director & Secretary
Robert Clarke is a man in his thirties with redish blonde short hair, clean shaven and wears a blue suit jacket.
Robert Clarke Director & Treasurer
John Bateman OAM is a man in his sixties with ginger beard and blue eyes.
John Bateman OAM Director