National President and Victorian Vice President, of the Australian Family Association (AFA)
Advocate and Journalist, News Weekly
Terri Kelleher is married with four adult sons. On graduating from Monash University, Terri did her articles with a suburban firm in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, then worked for the Director of Public Prosecutions preparing criminal trials for prosecution, after which she was the solicitor for a large white-collar union for 12 years – working as a lawyer in a complex political environment. During this period, Terri appeared before the then Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission and in the Industrial Division of the Federal Court of Australia.
Terri is presently:
National President and Victorian Vice President, of the Australian Family Association (AFA), an ecumenical, not-for-profit, voluntary association which provides a forum and a vehicle for individuals and organisations concerned with the strengthening and support of the family as “the natural and fundamental group unit of society entitled to protection by society and the state.” (ICCPR, Article 23). Her work involves research into issues that affect the family, social, political and economic, providing the basis to lobby government on family-friendly public policies. She makes submissions to government inquiries on such issues and appears on behalf of the AFA before such Committees of Inquiry. She is responsible for AFA Action Alerts that provide information to members and supporters on matters in the public sphere affecting the family and provide a vehicle for them to have their say by emailing MPs, writing to newspapers, ringing talk back radio.
An Executive member of DACA (the Drug Advisory Council of Australia), an organisation which aims to inform people about drugs and the harm they do, especially to the young and therefore to their families, and to advocate for best policy to deal with the harms, social and personal, of drug use.
Executive and founding member of the AFA/SafeKids Alliance set up to work for broad-based inclusive anti-bullying alternatives to the Safe Schools and Respectful Relationships programs and to remove/ban the promotion of transgender or gender fluid theory from programs in Australian schools. Administrator of the KidsRights Petition to restore parent’s rights to ensure the education of their children in accordance with their convictions and to keep children in schools safe from transgender ideology.