– Matthew Keeley –
Director, Youth Law Australia
Matthew Keeley is the Director of Youth Law Australia, an accredited national Community Legal Centre based at UNSW’s Faculty of Law and Justice. He is a solicitor, public advocate, researcher, and service developer whose interests include children’s law, disability law, human rights, cyberlaw, human services law, government law, access to justice, and legal technology.
Matthew spent his early career as a lawyer and manager across private, government and non-government legal practices including at the Northern Territory Department of Law, Queensland Advocacy Inc., and People with Disability Australia.
Prior to leading Youth Law Australia, Matthew was Director of Legal Services at the NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care. In his current role, Matthew leads and participates in research in the areas of child protection, youth diversion and cybersafety, amongst others. Matthew also leads service development projects at the intersection of law, technology and innovation, and seeks to explore how low cost, high impact technology and service design may be used to enhance access to legal assistance and legal problem resolution.