Gen Y society helps refugee advocacy group

Jasmine Rhodes (CASE_, Nick van Hattern (Piddington convenor), Shayla Strapps (CASE) and Piddington Society director Chris Bates.
Jasmine Rhodes (CASE_, Nick van Hattern (Piddington convenor), Shayla Strapps (CASE) and Piddington Society director Chris Bates.

The group of generation Y business people (mostly lawyers), including Northbridge-based Interpeople director Chris BatesNORTH PERTH, hosted its first event in Bali attracting 65 people who attended professional development sessions and relaxed over several days.

Mr Bates said that this year the Society aligned itself to CASE for Refugees, which provides advocacy, support and education to refugees.
 ‘We have a strong personal and professional relationship with CASE,’ he said.
‘They do amazing work in WA, often underfunded and under resourced.’
CASE for Refugees chief executive Shayla Strapps attended the Bali conference. 
Mr Bates said The Piddington Society had already secured Justice John Chaney for next year’s CPD in Bali and was in talks with several other senior partners and barristers.