Danijel Malbasa is an industrial relations lawyer with Australia's largest blue collar union. He experienced multiple wars in the former Yugoslavia and lived five years in a refugee camp. He came to Australia in 1999 on a UNHCR Humanitarian Visa.
When he is not defending workers in courts and tribunals, he volunteers at Refugee Legal Inc assisting refugees in visa applications.
He helps organise monthly Bridge Meal sessions for LGBTIQ-identifying refugees and is on the National Refugee-led Advisory and Advocacy Committee. He also completed the ASRC Advocacy and Power Program in 2016.
Daniel writes on forced displacement and his writing has been published by The Guardian, The Age, Road to Refuge, The Balkanist, Australia for UNHCR and other online publications.
His aim is to put refugees with lived experience at the forefront of advocacy and public discourse.