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Meg Good

Dr Meg Good was a core member of the Voiceless team for over five years from 2017-2022. From 2019-2022, she was the Senior Program Manager and Legal Counsel at Voiceless, originally joining the team in January 2017 as the Animal Law & Education Manager. Although she now works full-time as Head of Programs and Legal Counsel at the Australian Alliance for Animals, she continues with Voiceless as Legal Counsel (casual), Company Secretary and as a Grants Advisor.

Prior to joining Voiceless, Meg was a sessional academic at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) where she completed her PhD in law and taught across a wide range of arts and law units (2009-2018). She coordinated the UTAS Animal Law course in her capacity as an Adjunct Lecturer and recently assisted with the delivery of the Macquarie University Animal Law elective. Through her role at Voiceless, she had the opportunity to deliver guest lectures into many of Australia’s animal law courses across the country.

Meg is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Tasmania School of Law and an Honorary Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Bond University Faculty of Law. She has held positions with various animal law organisations, including the Animal Law Institute (former Director of Education), the Barristers Animal Welfare Panel (former National Co-Ordinator & Tasmanian Co-Ordinator) and the Australian Animal Protection Law Journal (former Chief Editor). Meg is currently the Secretary of the Australasian Animal Law Teachers’ and Researchers’ Association. In recognition of her voluntary animal law work, Meg was the inaugural recipient of the RSPCA Australia Sybil Emslie Animal Law Scholarship in 2016.

Prior to joining Voiceless, Meg was a Voiceless Grant Recipient (grant awarded to run Tasmania’s first animal law conference), member of the Voiceless Legal Advisory Council and a regular speaker in the Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series. She has had a lifelong passion for animal protection, and believes in the power of the law and education to help improve the welfare and protection of Australia’s animals.

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