May Hanna is an Australian born Lawyer and Chartered Accountant of Syrian background working predominantly in the area of Immigration Law at Sabelberg Morcos Lawyers in Victoria. She is passionate about Human Rights and has been working tirelessly on the humanitarian crisis affecting minorities in the Middle East and Africa.
May is the treasurer and is also on the executive board of the Australian Syrian Charity, the charity aims to provide resettlement support to newly arrived refugees in Australia and to provide monetary assistance to those in extreme financial hardship both in Australia and overseas. May has been involved in the set up and growth of this charity since its inception in 2012.
Over the last few years May has mainly worked with community leaders and groups including the Eastern Christian Welfare Australia in acting for Middle Eastern Christians who have been aggrieved by persecution. She is passionate and dedicated to helping those in need of asylum, regularly providing pro-bono advice to those that require it most. May is a true leader of the community who displays authenticity, passion and heart – true Christian values.
If elected to represent Victoria in the Senate May will work towards immigration reform and lobbying for the Government to take a stronger stance on the persecution of Christians and other minority groups worldwide.
In line with May’s passion for Human Rights, she is a strong advocate of providing access to justice for all Australians by protecting legal aid group funding which continues to be cut by the Government.
May is also passionately campaigning for equal pay for women and believes the government needs to make bridging the significant gap the highest of priorities.
May will also work hard on ensuring proposed negative gearing changes are not passed as she believes the detrimental effect on our economy and property market could be disastrous, particularly in light of the recent changes to foreign property investment regulations in Australia.
May Hanna – email@example.com