Gerry Georgatos, the son of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) migrants, is a suicide prevention and poverty researcher with an experiential focus. He has Masters in Human Rights Education and a Masters in Social Justice Advocacy & Civil Rights Arbitration. He is the national coordinator of theNational Suicide Prevention & Trauma Recovery Project.
Gerry has spent the last decade writing prolifically on suicide prevention and trauma recovery. He helped establish the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project, was the inaugural national coordinator of the National Indigenous Critical Response Service, founded the National Migrant Youth Support Service.
He has associations with the First Nations Homelessness Project, Ngalla Maya Aboriginal Corporation, the Institute for Social Justice and Human Rights (ISJHR), and Wheelchairs for Kids charity.
He is also known for a three years pro bono foray into journalism and for his three decades long human rights and social justice activism. He was also a former Senate candidate for the Wikileaks Party.
Gerry is a vegan, animal rights campaigner, refugee rights advocate, prison reform advocate who believes that children and adults should not be incarcerated for non-violent offences. He visits prisons regularly to inspire the incarcerated to hope and various opportunities pre-release and post-release. He has a long history in working alongside the homeless. He also works alongside children impacted by sexual abuse.