Jubilee Australia | Digging to the roots of poverty
Jubilee Australia's Resource Centre

About Us

Jubilee Australia began as a movement of ordinary people speaking out against the injustice of 'third world' debt. More than a decade later we remain a critical voice in Australia, and a dynamic member of the international movement for global justice.  

Bougainville, PNG. Photo credit: Antony Loewenstein.

Our People



Luke Fletcher

Executive Director

Luke has been involved with Jubilee Australia since 2005 in various staff and Board roles. He is the principal author of many of Jubilee's major reports including Risky Business (2009), Alternatives to Debtor's Prison (2011) and Pipe Dreams (2012). Before becoming involved in economic justice work, he worked at a variety of places including the National Science and Technology Centre (Questacon) and the Inspire Foundation. Luke has a PhD from Cambridge in Politics and International Studies (2015) and a Masters from UC Berkeley (2009).

Emily Mitchell

Research and Communications Officer

Emily joined Jubilee Australia in November 2019. Prior to working at Jubilee, she worked in policy, research, communications and advocacy roles at the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre and Australian Lawyers Alliance.

Emily was the author of an investigation into the largest oil spill in the history of the Australian offshore petroleum industry, the Montara oil spill, finding that oil reached Indonesian shores and devastated communities. Emily is qualified with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws. 

Jubilee Australia Advisory Group

Kate Gauld


Kate is a lawyer who has worked at the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia, the NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and at Redfern Legal Centre. Prior to her career in law she worked in a variety of digital strategy and policy roles at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Oxfam Australia. She also worked for The Big Issue, coordinating their highly successful Community Street Soccer program across NSW. She has a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the University of Technology Sydney, and a Bachelor of Arts: media and communications from the University of Sydney.

Anne Lanyon

Anne is the Co-ordinator of the Columban Mission Institute Centre for Peace Ecology and Justice which makes connections between the global and the local and between issues of peace, ecology and justice. In this role Anne facilitates workshops, training programs and develops resources with a wide range of groups from school students and young adults to community and parish organizations. She has been involved with Jubilee Australia since 1999 and is keen to promote the Jubilee principle, which is the foundational principle of the Jubilee movement.

Jubilee Australia Research Committee

Dr Kate Macdonald

Dr Kate Macdonald is a Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research examines emerging systems of global economic governance, with a particular focus on social, labour and human rights governance arrangements and their implications for developing countries. Before taking up her current job in Melbourne she held positions at London School of Economics, Australian National University and Oxford University .

Dr Elizabeth Thurbon

Dr Elizabeth Thurbon is a Senior Lecturer of International Relations at the School of Social Sciences and International Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.  She has a Ph.D. in Government (International Political Economy) from the University of Sydney. She also completed her Economics (Social Sciences) Degree at Sydney University, where she was awarded first class Honours and the University Medal. Elizabeth’s research specialisation is the (international) political economy of industrial development and change, with a particular focus on Asia, Australia and the United States.

Dr Kristian Lasslett

Professor Kristian Lasslett is Head of the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Ulster, and sits on the Executive Board of the International State Crime Initiative. He is joint Editor-in-Chief of State Crime , a leading international peer reviewed journal, and Editor of The State Testimony Project , the first online casebook for state crime studies. Kristian’s research focuses on criminogenic intersections of state-corporate power, and the communities of resistance that emerge in opposition. This focus has been operationalised through fieldwork on the extractive industries – with a landmark study on the Bougainville conflict – in addition to corruption, land-grabbing and forced eviction. Kristian has published on a range of subjects in leading international journals and edited collections, including scientific method, state theory, action research methodologies, state-corporate crime, state terrorism, and forced eviction. He is also a regular commentator in the international media, and has issued two reports on corporate criminality through the International State Crime Initiative. His first book State Crime on the Margins of Empire was published by Pluto Press in August 2014. His second book, The Crimes of Urbanisation , was published in 2018 by Routledge.