Maker Mayek

Maker Mayek was born in South Sudan, formerly part of Sudan.

Following the civil war in Sudan, Maker moved to Kenya with some of his family members and stayed at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya for a period of 7 years.

In 2004, Maker resettled in Newcastle, Australia with his elder brother and his aunt’s family through Australia’s global humanitarian program.

Maker completed his Higher School Certificate at Newcastle High School in 2005 a year after coming to Australia. He then enrolled at the University of Canberra in 2006 and undertook a double Bachelor of Arts/Law degree and completed it in 2010.

Maker undertook a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Australian National University leading to his admission as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory in 2011. Since then he has completed a Master of Laws at the University of New South Wales and a Master of Diplomacy and Trade at Monash University.

Maker has worked at the Commonwealth Public Service and later as a private legal practitioner for a number of years.

Maker currently runs his own generalist legal practice specialising mainly in litigation in Melbourne.

Maker is a human rights advocate and an advocate for minorities’ rights and has recently featured heavily in the media on the so-called “African gangs” crisis in Melbourne.

Maker is passionate about multiculturalism and diversity, equal opportunity for all Australians, campaign against racism and discrimination.

Maker is published in newspapers, international journals and appears regularly on the national television and radio discussing issues on diversity and multiculturalism.