Woman Smith, Fiona
- Disability rights activist and Lawyer
Written by Caitlin Stone, The University of Melbourne
Born with a disability, Fiona Smith has tried throughout her life to use her 'personal experiences to build bridges with other people whilst guarding against being typecast' (Our Community Leaders website).A qualified barrister and mediator she has played a leading role in many community and government organisations including as Chair, Equal Opportunity Commission (Victoria) (2004 to 2008) and Executive Chair, Business Licensing Authority (Victoria). She is a patron of the Victorian Immigrant & Refugee Women's Coalition, a Non-Executive Director of Yooralla and Policy and Research Advisor with Trust for Nature.
- Our Community, 'Our Community Leaders: Great Australian Leaders in Focus. Fiona Smith', in ourcommunity.com.au, Our Community Pty Ltd, http://www.ourcommunity.com.au/leadership/leadership_article.jsp?articleId=2085. Details
- Victorian Immigrant & Refugee Women's Coalition, 'Who Are We: Fiona Smith', in VI&RWC, http://www.virwc.org.au/index.php/who-are-we/patron/item/57-fiona-smith. Details
- Yooralla, 'Our Board', in Yooralla, http://www.yooralla.com.au/about-yooralla/our-board. Details