Rachael Buckland

Rachael Buckland


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Rachael is a consultant with a strong background in public policy. She utilises excellent analysis and research skills to deliver effective, workable solutions to clients. Rachael is driven to make a difference and has a keen interest in working collaboratively to tackle complex policy and organisational challenges.

Influential work

  • Worked with the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection to build its research base for policies relating to skilled and humanitarian migration, and migration in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Managed relationships and coordinated research for the Migration and Border Policy at the Lowy Institute
  • Contributed to the development of a series of research papers published by the Lowy Institute on skilled and humanitarian migration
  • Worked with the New South Wales Reconciliation Council (NSWRC) to manage advocacy, regional outreach and partnership-building programs; including coordinating a coalition response to the Inquiry into Reparations for the Stolen Generations
  • Authored articles on migration, water rights and refugee policy for The Interpreter – one of the most widely-read foreign policy blogs in Australia.

Outside of Nous

Before joining Nous, Rachael was a research associate at the Lowy Institute and a project manager at NSWRC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) and a Bachelor of Laws from The University of Sydney, where she majored in government and international relations. Rachael has a keen interest in Asia and The Pacific; and during her degree undertook law studies in Malaysia, Indonesia, Nepal and Germany.

In her spare time...

Rachael enjoys spending her spare time bushwalking and exploring nature. She embraces opportunities to travel and loves learning about different cultures and political systems.