Tom is a lawyer for social justice: his research and practice has focused on unlawful detention of refugees, LGBTQI rights, disability rights and personal injury compensation. Tom attended high school in the Inner West and has lived with his partner in Ashfield for six years.
Since being the youngest person elected to the Inner West Council in 2017, Tom has been an active community representative for the Ashfield ward, supporting the Greenway project, the Ashfield Pool upgrade and much needed work to Ashfield town centre. In Dulwich Hill, Tom joined the successful community plan to stop state government led planning disaster around the train station.
Tom has consistently championed community-focused progressive causes on Council. He has brought the perspective of a young renter to the issue of housing affordability, pushing wherever possible for Council to make developers include public affordable housing in new developments. Tom successfully supported Council to commit to becoming carbon neutral, and to supporting members of the Inner West community to ease their cost of living by investing in solar on their own homes.