Her legal practice also involves advocating for laws which hold polluters accountable, promoting and defending clean energy laws and advocating to reform Australia’s laws to make sure they protect the right of all Australians to clean water, clean air and a safe climate future.
Ariane has also practiced and taught law at Monash Law Clinics-Melbourne where she was recently the inaugural Supervising Lawyer and course designer of the Climate Justice Law Clinic, a pilot clinic run as part of the Monash University Faculty of Law in-house clinical legal education program. The Climate Justice Law Clinic is a unique opportunity for Monash Law students to work with experienced public-interest lawyers at the cutting edge of the law and of climate science to address the climate crisis.
Prior to joining Environmental Justice Australia, Ariane practiced law in the not-for-profit legal sector in Queensland, advising clients on environmental and human rights law, and representing traditional owners in native title negotiations with energy and resources companies. She has also worked in private practice for top-tier law firms as a planning and environment lawyer and legal researcher in environmental litigation and major project approvals.
Ariane holds degrees in Science and Law (Hons) from Griffith University and undertook her Graduate Diploma to enter legal practice at the Australian National University.