IMOGEN BUNTING is passionate about politics and law, political and religious freedom, freedom to spend where we choose, to leave bad situations and find better ones, ethics and accountability, human rights, liberalism and a strong and healthy democracy in robust civil society.
She has been IA’s membership officer for the last two years. She holds an unarmed security licence (Cert III, Security Operations), a Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate (RSA) and a Responsible Service of Gambling certificate (RSG). She spent many years working in secretarial, admin and accounts roles — for government, the private sector and agencies in temporary assignments across a wide range of industries. She spent many years working with a criminal lawyer which eventually led to her studying law.
She has worked for the Department of Education, the Board of Senior Secondary School Studies, Queensland Police in its Competency Acquisition Program publishing training modules, Concrete Constructions Group, printing companies, art studios, graphic design studios, Greenslopes Repatriation Hospital, the Building and Services Unit of the Princess Alexandra Hospital.
Imogen has worked as a driveway technician at BP and ESSO service stations; as a barista in various locations and as a kitchen hand. She has done table service and has even started and run her own cleaning and secretarial services businesses in especially challenging times.
She learned how to cut keys working for a locksmith and organised job flow coordination. She was a submissions coordinator and has worked alongside architects and engineers. She desk-top published and edited a community organisations newsletter for the better part of 16 years as a volunteer and has held various committee positions within that non-profit local trading organisation.
Imogen is an undergraduate doing a double degree in law and criminology and criminal justice and looks forward to finishing her studies and contributing further with these extra tools.
She played soccer for a first division women’s soccer team for seven years — they proudly kicked arse and looked good. She won "toughest player" many years consecutively as the team's centre-back/sweeper.
She’s a proud mum to a young man who is diving into his life, successfully following his dreams — what more could a parent ask for? She loves him and her cat.
Imogen is an advocate for women and their fight for independence and having their rights (and everyone's rights) recognised, so as to be safe from domestic violence, abuse and coercive control. She knows our social security system is blind to abject poverty and homelessness and refuses to see these as inhibitors to participation for the many living below the poverty line.
In this capacity, at the end of 2019, Imogen did a whirlwind three days of meetings with federal parliamentarians in Canberra at Parliament House, speaking truth to power – as sponsored by Get-Up! – and was there as part of an anti-poverty group of four.
Imogen Bunting — Yes, SHE ROARS!
You can follow Imogen on Twitter @Twtrrr.
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