Lisa Barker

Lisa Barker is the Lead Staffer of the ABAC Australia Secretariat, working with the AASC.  She is a lawyer with extensive experience in senior level government and private sector roles, particularly in the Asia Pacific region.

Position: ABAC Australia Lead Staffer and Consultant to the AASC 

Phone: +61 408 605 508


As Lead Staffer, Lisa coordinates the ABAC Regional Economic Integration Working Group.


She previously worked in private legal practice in both commercial and litigation work and was Special Counsel International Trade Law for the law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth.  Prior to that, Lisa was Chief of Staff to an Australian Federal Cabinet Minister, and a Policy Adviser and Consultant to Commonwealth Government agencies including the then Australian Food Authority, advising on food standard setting policy.

Lisa works as an international law and trade policy consultant in her own business, Stanley Street Research. She has worked on trade related aid and development projects with Australian and regional government and business organisations, including work with ASEAN.


Lisa is a member of the Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand Board and in 2013 worked for Red Cross Australia, assisting in the hosting of the statutory meetings of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, when they set their forward humanitarian agenda.


She is a graduate of the University of Queensland with Bachelors of Arts and Laws Degrees and of the Australian National University with a Masters Degree in International Law. Lisa has lived in Papua New Guinea and the United States and currently lives in Sydney, Australia.


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The AASC at RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past and present.  
The AASC would also like to acknowledge and extend our respects to the Indigenous people from across the lands we work, particularly the 21 economies of the Asia Pacific.  
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