Kate Eastman AM SC is Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. Kate has over 30 years’ experience working as a lawyer in the fields in human rights, discrimination, employment and public law. She also has taught human rights and international law at a number of Australia universities and internationally. In 2019, she was awarded the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Human Rights Award, Law Award. In 2021, she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the law, to human rights, and to professional organisations. In 2022 she was awarded the Law Council of Australia’s President’s Award for her significant contribution to the legal profession.