Animals Australia and HRA launch the Helen Marston Compassionate Advocacy Project

Animals Australia (AA) and Humane Research Australia (HRA) announce an annual project funding program in memory of Helen Marston, HRA’s former CEO and a lifelong campaigner for animals. Helen came to be an authority on the complex issue of animal research whilst representing AA and HRA during her career in animal protection. Her commitment to an end to animal experimentation was, and continues to be, an inspiration to advocates across Australia. We envisage Helen’s influence to be perpetual, as will this annual project funding.

To build on Helen’s achievements, we invite applicants to apply for 2022 project funding.

Project Summary
The successful candidate will evaluate the current Australian legislative framework surrounding the use of animals in research and education. This analysis will form the basis of recommendations for reform. Once opportunities and areas for reform are identified, the applicant will be tasked with developing a toolkit of educative resources to assist HRA in legislative campaigns and lobbying. The resources will be targeted primarily at politicians and decision-makers.

Eligibility Criteria
-Undergraduate law degree essential
-Experience in reviewing legal frameworks, Acts or Codes
-Advanced writing skills
-Video editing skills desirable
-Proficient with PowerPoint software and other usual office programs
-Demonstrated commitment to animal protection

Application Information
This is a short-term consultancy project to be delivered by December 2022, with remuneration not exceeding $30,000 excluding GST.

Please submit your CV and a one-page Expression of Interest letter stating your hourly rate and approximate timeframe for the project completion to

Applications close on Friday 26 November. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

For full details, please see the Position Description – Legal analysis consultant

Enquiries to 1800 486 263 or



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