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Amanda Tattersall is founder and Executive Director of the Sydney Alliance, a diverse coalition of community organisations, unions, religious organisations and schools.
She has been a union and community organiser for over 15 years, having been President of the National Union of Students, co-founder of Labor for Refugees, co-founding director and chair of GetUp.org.au and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Unions NSW.
She is the author of the book “Power in Coalition” (Cornell University Press & Allen & Unwin), based on her PhD that compared coalitions across Australia, the United States and Canada.
She is currently also teaching Australian Politics at Notre Dame and Human Geography at the University of Sydney and working with the University of Sydney on a project to enhance its relationship with the city and its communities.